Have you ever been to a museum where you walk around and notice all the “Don’t Touch” signs? “Don’t touch this”…”Stay off that”…? That’s no fun!
Well, at The Leonardo, they love you to! Touch, feel, question….all based around the principals and discoveries of Leonardo da Vinci. If you haven’t heard about him, then you certainly will have by the time you leave!
He began his journey learning how to really see things. Look around you in the museum – what can you see?
Then you move to technology. Silent film became blockbuster movies. Storytelling turned from books to online. Here you can go behind the scenes at the art and science of creating videos in their very cool animation workshop! Forget paint brushes – paint a picture with digital paint! Play around with their green screen technology, and even make your own movie. Spielberg step aside!
If you are a bit of a problem solver you will love the engineering section. Did you know the word “engineering” comes from the Latin word for cleverness? Because they solve problems! In this very hands on exhibit you can tinker, play, experiment and learn with all their gizmos and gadgets using the simple methods of physics. Maybe you will create something life changing! You never know…
If creativity is in your blood then by all means come and create! Draw, sculpt, paint and create in their classes, workshops and drop-in activities – all included in the museum admission! Don’t forget to catch that creativity – it seems to be running wild!
Math lovers – they haven’t forgotten about you. Leonardo da Vinci began to focus on math when he reached middle age. After that, math influenced everything else in his life – including art! Here you can begin to understand how to use math to unlock other elements in the world. Fascinating stuff!
There are constant workshops for both adults and kids, as well as fun summer camps and free events, so keep in touch to see what you don’t want to be missing!