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Leonardo’s 567th Birthday Weekend
Leonardo’s 567th Birthday Weekend
Apr 13 all-day
Leonardo's 567th Birthday Weekend
Join us for a weekend of special activities to celebrate the life of Leonardo da Vinci, born on April 15, 1452. Saturday: Extended da Vinci Docent Hours: 10 am to 3 pm Dinner with da Vinci: Dining in the Renaissance: 1:30 pm Designing with da Vinci gallery program: 2 to 3 pm Exhibition on Screen:[...]
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10:00 am Extended da Vinci Docent Hours
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.
10:00 am Pop-Up Play Day
Pop-Up Play Day
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pop-Up Play Day
The big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground™ and the colorful Bilderhoos architectural building components encourage children of all ages to build, rebuild, collaborate, and play. Included with regular Museum admission.
11:00 am Sensory-Friendly Screening: Hotel Transylvania 3
Sensory-Friendly Screening: Hotel Transylvania 3
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Sensory-Friendly Screening: Hotel Transylvania 3
Spend your Saturday morning enjoying a family friendly film in a quiet and dim theater! These screenings are specially designed for families and children with sensory needs and those who have difficulty in a traditional movie screening setting. During this screening: – projection brightness will be reduced and can be adjusted for audience comfort –[...]
12:30 pm Chow Time
Chow Time
Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
1:30 pm Dinner with da Vinci: Dining in the Renaissance
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[...]
2:00 pm Designing with da Vinci
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.
3:30 pm Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo from the National Gallery, London
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[...]
5:00 pm Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
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[...]
7:00 pm Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. The exhibition focuses on[...]