Da Vinci to stop by in Missouri

May 3, 2013 by  

The Museum of Leonardo Da Vinci, located in Florence, Italy, has graciously loaned its collection of handcrafted Da Vinci machines for display in Missouri.

The exhibit takes place on 800 Market Street, just outside of Maryland Heights, Missouri. Da Vinci’s brilliant creations are sure to draw a crowd of all ages, presenting excellent marketing opportunities. Flyer printing, for example, could come in handy to businesses looking to pass out quality advertisements without intruding on the beautiful exhibit.

More than 60 inventions built directly from Da Vinci’s 500-year-old plans will be available for viewing. These masterpieces took three generations to construct at the careful hands of Florentine artisans. Inventions such as the ‘air screw’, which is the precursor to the helicopter, and the hang glider will be present, along with the legendary mechanical lion. Alongside these well-known inventions will be the lesser-known robot drummer, a life-sized invention.

Four major themes will dominate the Da Vinci display: Flying Machines, Military Machines, Nautical and Hydraulic Machines, and Devices that Illustrate Mechanical Principles.

In some areas of the Da Vinci display, visitors will actually be allowed to touch the models and garner first-hand knowledge of their operation.

The exhibit opens from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sundays, and it will run until the end of August. Admission is affordable at $14 per adult, $11 for students and teachers, $9 for children aged five to ten, and free admission for children of under four years of age.