MOSH welcomes its newest traveling exhibition, da Vinci Machines & Robotics, with over 60 reconstructed inventions from polymath Leonardo da Vinci’s manuscripts (codices). Step into the mind of an inventor during the birth of the Renaissance, and explore his studies in mechanics, robotics, flight, nature, anatomy and art. The Renaissance man’s futuristic inventions demonstrate their relevance in today’s high-tech and scientific world more so than at the time of their creation over five centuries ago.
Leonardo da Vinci’s brilliance and imaginative works are captured in this exhibition created by the acclaimed Artisans of Florence in collaboration with The Niccolai Group (Firenze). The collections are presented in seven themes: Introduction, War Machines, Robotics, Flying Machines, Nautical & Hydraulic Machines, Civil Machines and Art Gallery. Guests can explore the reproductions of da Vinci’s inventions with interactive experiences, and learn how the genius ticked and tinkered. Included are some of his most famous works including the mechanical drumming robot, helicopter, bicycle, military tank, scuba suit and iconic paintings The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa.
This exhibition immerses guests into the 15th century and breathes life into the Renaissance Man’s spectacular designs and creations that, in his time, the world wasn’t yet ready to see. Da Vinci Machines & Robotics is a fun learning experience for those of all ages. Guests will recognize the passion and curiosity of da Vinci’s ingenious mind and will leave inspired to create something of their own. As da Vinci said, “Experience is the father of learning.” Come see through the eyes of an intellectual beyond his time.