Saturday, November 23, 2013

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibit

I was thrilled when I heard about the traveling Leonardo da Vinci exhibit that was making a stop at the US Space and Rocket Center. Since we’re just finishing up a (6 month!) study of the Renaissance, the timing was perfect! Of course, I would still have been anxious to visit even if it didn’t fit into our current history studies.

First, we spent a little time in the main exhibit hall for the US Space and Rocket Center. We’ve been here before, so we only stayed here for about 30 minutes. It’s a great place to learn all about the history of space exploration, to experiment with some of the scientific principles, and to see and even climb inside models of different space capsules. (Side note: when I was Emily’s age, the first monkey in space, Miss Baker, lived here too!)

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Then, we moved on to the traveling da Vinci exhibit. One entire room was filled with models and replicas of inventions from his notebooks. I was impressed by the sheer number of them, as well as the variety.

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Copies of some of da Vinci’s masterpieces.

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Leonardo’s notebooks.

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The Mona Lisa look!

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And we finished up with a visit to the climbing wall!

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If you’re in the Huntsville, AL area, this exhibit (and the Space and Rocket Center) are well worth a visit!

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