Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop
Who’s ready to get their da Vinci on? The Franklin Institute’s newest exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop, an innovative exploration into the genius of the ultimate Renaissance man, opened to the public last week. This amazing exhibition from Milan, that brings to life dozens of Leonardo’s inventions, visions and concepts, including his gigantic flying machines, automobile, robots, weapons of war, and mechanical devices – all of which foreshadowed modern technology. Visitors to Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop can get truly hands-on with interactive models of Leonardo’s inventions and machines – as well as state-of-the-art touch screen technology that recreates da Vinci’s personal notebooks (codices).
To complement the exhibit, science interpreters at The Franklin Institute have created an accompanying live show and two new daily floor programs which are available to all Leonardo ticket holders throughout the run of the exhibit. They include:
Leonardo da Vinci Daily Live Show – Leonardo’s Legacy: Invention and Reinvention
Daily Interactive Floor Programs – Leonardo’s Perspective Cart and Inventions through Time
Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop will run for a strictly limited engagement from February 5 through May 22, 2011 at The Franklin Institute.
TICKET INFORMATION: Individual daytime tickets for Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop (which include general admission to the museum) range from $17.50 to $24.50, with a limited number of free tickets and substantial discounts available for Franklin Institute Members. Tickets are timed and dated, and admission is 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday (last entry at 3:30 p.m.); and 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (last entry at 7 p.m.). The evening ticket price ($10 adult; $6 youth) does not include museum admission, and begins with the 5:00 p.m. exhibition admission. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Information and tickets are available at 1-877-TFI-TIXS, fi.edu. Groups of 15 or more save up to 20 percent on tickets with advanced reservations by calling 1-800-285-0684. Members can call 215.448.1231 to receive exclusively discounted tickets.
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(Images courtesy of The Franklin Institute taken by Daryl Moran)