July 21, 2016 - December 31, 2016
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See the DaVinci Machines Exhibition at Water Tower Place through December 31, 2016. The exhibit displays hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500 year old designs brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo DaVinci as well as his Masterpieces digitally remastered for an up close and personal look at the greatest genius of all time.
The Magnificent Machines on display, many of which are interactive, 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 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.