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Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion

Description: Leonardo da Vinci is the father of invention, innovation and creativity. His concepts and ideas have served as inspiration for generations of engineers, architects, artists and others in pursuit of excellence in design. Today, his legacy of creative thought is studied in the machines, drawings and designs he has left for us to decode, construct and to set in motion. Visitors can experience his creativity and designs "first-hand" while exploring the principles he employed, as 40 of his inventions are brought to life in full-scale true-to-design working models, with narrative, media and other displays.

The Structure
The machines are grouped into four sections based on applications linked to the elements.
1. Earth In addition to the crane, printing press and oil press, Leonardo da Vinci devised theatrical machines. The most impressive exhibit is the robot, which he invented centuries before the technological revolution.
2. Water These machines employ the force of water to relay energy, such as the worm screw or Archimedes’ screw; equipment Leonardo da Vinci devised for man to walk on water; and the webbed glove, which resembles today’s flipper and was meant to accelerate swimming.
3. Air Flying machines that Leonardo da Vinci designed centuries before man conquered the skies. Machines include a device with mechanical wings (ornithopter) to allow a man to fly (a precursor of today’s hang glider), a parachute and a flying ornithopter bicycle.
4. Fire Constructions for machine warfare, such as the canon, machine gun and the armored vehicle (moving battle tank).
Category: Science & Technology
Primarily Consists Of: Hands-On Activities
Cost: Call for Pricing
Size: 2,000- 5,000 square feet
Venue Length: 3 months
Availability: Tour ongoing
Special Requirements: Minimum ceiling height of 12 feet; climate control; standard electrical supply
Previous Venues: Museo Technologico
Witte Museum
South Carolina State Museum
McWane Center
Mayborn Museum Complex
Public Museum Grand Rapids
Strategic Air & Space Museum
Museum of the Rockies
Buffalo Museum of Science
University of Pennsylvania
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
The History Museum at the Castle
Elliott Museum
Space Center Houston
Springs Preserve
Discovery Science Place/UT Tyler UT Pan Am
Planetario Alfa
Connecticut Science Center
Aerospace Museum of California
Organization: Evergreen Exhibitions
Contact: Christi Klingelhefer
Address: 7979 Broadway, Suite 107, San Antonio, 78209 USA
Phone: 210-582-0015
Fax: 210.590.1071
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