By Jeff Burns
This exhibit, in Atlanta at the time of this writing, is built on a great concept, focusing on the two greatest creative men of the Renaissance and arguably of all time. There are reproductions of their most famous works and lots of informative exhibits. Several of Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebook designs, foreshadowing inventions that wouldn’t be devised for hundreds of years, come to life as models, several of which are hands-on. Da Vinci has always been my favorite personality in history, and his notebooks, which were never intended for anyone else to see, contain hundreds of designs ahead of their time that Leonardo never actually built. Now, you can see them in action and get a sense of just how advanced he was as a thinker.
The exhibit offers free guided tours and has an excellent accompanying audio tour that you can do on your own. There are also a couple of video stations in the exhibit and a couple of activity areas for kids. There is a large gift shop of course, and the staff seemed to be enthusiastic.
For more information and to see if the exhibit is coming to your area, check out the website www.discoverdavinci.com . Tip: If you want to see this exhibit or any similar exhibit, check out the discount sites like Groupon, Living Social, Travelzoo, etc. Travelzoo offered a 2 for 1 deal on tickets in Atlanta.