Apr
13
Sat
Extended da Vinci Docent Hours
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Extended da Vinci Docent Hours

Our friendly docents will be on hand throughout da Vinci’s birthday weekend to answer all your questions and assist with the interactive components in Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Dinner with da Vinci: Dining in the Renaissance
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dinner with da Vinci: Dining in the Renaissance

Discover the fascinating festivities of the Renaissance in a hilarious presentation by food historian and cookbook author, Francine Segan as she reveals the fanciful desserts, intriguing table manners, and unusual dining customs of the 1500s. Learn the incredible reasons we clink glasses to make a toast, why “4 and 20 blackbirds” really were served in a pie, and more! Sprinkled throughout the lecture are samples of the bawdy jokes, puns, and riddles that were typically served with Renaissance dessert. Recommended for adults and children ages 13+.

$15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child. Includes Museum admission.

Designing with da Vinci
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci

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.

Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo from the National Gallery, London
Apr 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo from the National Gallery, London

The unique exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, brought together the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings at London’s National Gallery. Go behind the scenes with this fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works, interwoven with an insightful biography filmed at the locations of the artist and inventor’s life, and exclusive access to the preparations for this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 40 min., 2012

$3 general admission.

Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
Apr 13 @ 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.

Apr
14
Sun
Extended da Vinci Docent Hours
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Extended da Vinci Docent Hours

Our friendly docents will be on hand throughout da Vinci’s birthday weekend to answer all your questions and assist with the interactive components in Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo from the National Gallery, London
Apr 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo from the National Gallery, London

The unique exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, brought together the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings at London’s National Gallery. Go behind the scenes with this fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works, interwoven with an insightful biography filmed at the locations of the artist and inventor’s life, and exclusive access to the preparations for this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 40 min., 2012

$3 general admission.