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Our Tour of the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

Looking for an educational and fun science exhibit for the kids? Cranbrook Institute of Science has a pretty cool Da Vinci Machines and Robotics exhibit that you and your kids may like.

Cranbrook Institute of Science invited Good Life Detroit to tour their newest Da Vinci exhibition. The innovative Da Vinci Machines & Robotics not only got our parent approval, but the kids really loved it, too!

Thank you, Cranbrook Institute of Science for inviting us to tour the new Da Vinci exhibition!

The Da Vinci Machines and Robotics bring to life the inventions of 15th century Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci. It’s like stepping into a time machine to view Da Vinci’s work in-person. The Artisans of Florence International in collaboration with The Niccolai Group, reconstructed Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions, drawings, and manuscripts, drawings to give children and parents a first-hand look at Da Vinci’s studies in anatomy, flight, mechanics, nature, and robotics.

As a homeschool family, we found the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics exhibition to be a very enriching experience. The recreations of Da Vinci’s inventions was fascinating. I remember studying Da Vinci’s work when I was younger and I only had illustrations to show his inventions and studies. I didn’t fully understand the significance of Leonardo da Vinci’s creations. If I would have had the opportunity to attend an exhibit like the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics exhibit, I think I would have had a much better understanding of his work.

Viewing the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics exhibition will give you and your children a greater appreciation of Leonardo da Vinci and his amazing inventions. From replicas of da Vinci’s amazing flying and nautical machines to recreations of his artwork and war machines, there are a plethora of reconstructed exhibits for children to experience.

There are even some hands-on educational opportunities such as creating your own parachute and learning how to use a catapult.

The exhibition also includes:

15 high-quality reproduction artworks

giant art panels

computer animations

film screenings and rare copies of Leonardo da Vinci Codices

The Da Vinci Machines and Robotics exhibition will be available until January 13, 2019. The exhibit is not included in the museum general admission fee. For more information about the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics exhibition, you can visit the Cranbrook Institute of Science website here.

 

Special thanks to the Cranbrook Institute of Science for inviting Good Life Detroit to tour the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibit!

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