Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day
Leonardo's 567th Birthday Weekend
12:00 am
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:[...]
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Extended da Vinci Docent Hours
10:00 am
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
1:30 pm
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[...]
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
2:00 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.
Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo from the National Gallery, London
3:30 pm
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[...]
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
5:00 pm
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[...]
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Extended da Vinci Docent Hours
12:00 pm
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
3:30 pm
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[...]