Chow Time
May 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

IMG_0369 small for webHelp prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium!

Included with regular Museum admission.

Designing with da Vinci
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Can you innovate like Leonardo da Vinci? Visitors of all ages are challenged to use design thinking strategies to create and test contraptions based on simple machines in this hands-on gallery program.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours

Explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions at a reduced ticket price during extended evening hours every Saturday night. Use cranks, levers, and pulleys to test da Vinci’s mechanisms after family dinner,  bring your date to see a wooden battle tank, or spend some time marveling at flying machines before catching a Little Cinema screening.

$5, Museum members $3.

Meeting Gorbachev
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years! One German diplomat sums up Gorbachev’s approach: “The process went so quickly that … opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation.” Herzog and Singer remind us of the drastic and unforeseeable way the world changes.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 32 min., 2018
English; Russian, German, and Polish with English subtitles.

$7.50, Museum members $5