Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius
March 7 – Sept. 1, 2008
Leonardo da Vinci’s brilliance lay in his ability to master different subjects and fuse them together through observation, insight and inspiration – despite little formal education. He designed machines as diverse as a helicopter, robot, submarine, underwater breathing gear and solar powered industries. Discover this extraordinary intellect in a spectacular exhibition which reveals the ingenuity and brilliance of a man ahead of his time. Journey through more than 60 custom-built wooden models of Leonardo’s most innovative designs and inventions, including a hang glider, helicopter, military tank and elegant bridge structures—many of which can be seen realized in today’s technology. These models have been produced in vivid detail from his original drawings by skilled Italian craftsmen in Florence, Italy. Numerous models will be interactive and hands-on, and guests are encouraged to engage, pull and crank for a greater understanding of their purpose and operation.
For more information please visit: The Houston Museum of Natural Science