Created under the auspices of the Museo Leonardo da Vinci – Rome, Italy, and with the assistance of Italian experts, the Da Vinci Inventions exhibition brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher.
Working from Leonardo’s codices, Italian Artisans have faithfully crafted interactive and life-size machine inventions. These works include the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, SCUBA, submarine, a forerunner to the modern military tank and an ideal city, to name a few.
Focusing on Leonardo’s inventions and engineering principles our Da Vinci Inventions exhibition is ideal for galleries and venues with a smaller footprint. For larger venues, please see details on our Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years of Genius experience and Da Vinci The Genius exhibition.
Paintings Drawings & Prints
Manuscripts Books & Maps
Film & Sound
Available Package Options
Collection and interpretation
High ceiling height
More Details About Technical Requirements
Ideally 4.5m (15ft) ceiling height.
The experience suits 400 sqm, however, it is highly adaptable for both smaller or larger spaces.
Past and Future Venues
Albuquerque, Baltimore, Bogota, Boston, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cali, Cape Town, Caracas, Cincinnati, Des Moines, Edmonton, Guangzhou, Guayaquil, Huntsville, Johannesburg, Kaoshiung, Kazan, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, Las Vegas, Lima, Ljubijana, Louisville, Lubbock, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Manila, Medellin, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Nuremburg, Oklahoma City, Panama City, Peoria, Phoenix, Portland, Rio de Janeiro, Rochester, Rotterdam, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, San Juan, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Taipei, Tampa, Tokyo, Toluca, Vancouver, Washington DC, Winnipeg
The exhibition contains 150+ exquisite pieces in total, with 75 large scale machine inventions, many interactive to encourage tactile learning experiences. Across 16 themed areas, the breadth of Leonardo’s work is detailed, explaining the theory and objective behind each of the designs. Engaging technologies present analysis and the history of Leonardo’s key artworks.