Originally published on May 2, 2012
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31st, 2012
Article and photos are from the Official DaVinci Machines Website.
The DaVinci Machines Exhibition, on loan from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy, contains over 60 hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500 year old designs and is the life work of three generations of Florentine artisans, who have painstakingly brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo DaVinci.
With over 60 machines on display, many of which are interactive, the collection features replicas of the major and most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man. The main features on display include the “bicycle”, “spring powered car”, “hang glider” and the “air screw”, a precursor to the helicopter and for the first time ever, the secrets behind Leonardo’s legendary robotic lion.
This exhibition presents over 60 models grouped in themes: War machines, Flying machines, Nautical & Hydraulic machines, as well as devices illustrating the Principles of Mechanics. The interactive machines are a popular aspect of each exhibition as visitors can touch and handle these models to gain a first-hand appreciation of how they work. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo’s drawings accompany each model. read more…
Opens March 31, 2012 through September 2012 NOW EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31st, 2012
Tuesday-Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: Noon – 6pm
Monday: Closed for private groups and events
Saturday & Sunday: *Docent guided tours every hour
500 16th St., Suite 184
Denver, CO 80202
The DaVinci Machines Exhibit’s Official Website
*a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions.