Reed Travel Features
BOSTON -- This city's Museum of Science has the distinction of
being the only U.S. venue for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit, which
is on display through Sept. 1.
The hands-on exhibition, "Leonardo da Vinci: Scientist, Inventor
and Artist," provides a retrospective on his life and legacy.
Interactive experimentation stations, scale models of inventions
and CD-ROM presentations will guide visitors through da Vinci's
The exhibit explores da Vinci's work throughout the late 1400s
until his death in 1519 as well as his influence on modern art,
architecture and medicine.
Visitors can try their hand at da Vinci's unique style of
backwards writing, learn about his revolutionary insights on
perspective and shading in art, and enjoy the museum's "please
touch" policy while experimenting with architecture, anatomy,
water, flight, light and shadow.
An engineer, mathematician and architect, da Vinci also was a
visionary, with ideas and creations from bicycles and machine guns
The artist is best known as creator of the "Mona Lisa" and the
Ticket reservations are encouraged.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children ages 3
Tickets can be purchased by credit card by calling (617)
For more information, contact the Museum of Science at (617)
589-0250; the Web site is http://www.mos.org.