Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion - exclusively at the Springs Preserve
Explore and set in motion life-sized machines and innovations, the journey begins on January 26
WHAT: Experience genius in motion as you interact with 40 life-sized machines and innovations from the brilliant mind of Leonardo da Vinci. These full-scale machines were built after detailed study of Leonardo da Vinci’s design drawings by a group of scientists and skilled craftsmen in Florence, Italy. Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion (https://webmail.lvvwd.com/
The machines are grouped into four sections: Earth, Water, Air and Fire, according to the element in which the machine operates or from which it draws its power. Visitors may touch and setmost of the machines in motion, creating a captivating hands-on exploration of da Vinci's creative principles. Machines include such visionary inventions as the helicopter and glider, the armored tank, the drive transmission, the printing press and the bicycle. Each invention is constructed using the materials and craftsmanship available during da Vinci’s lifetime and accompanied by his design drawings.
This exhibit, on display daily from January 26 – May4 in the Origen Museum, is free for Springs Preserve members (https://webmail.lvvwd.com/
WHERE:Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., (Meadows Lane, between Alta Drive and U.S. 95)
WHEN: January 26, 2014 through May 4, 2014, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
RELEVANT LINKS: Springs Preserve Science Camps for kids ages 6-12
MULTIMEDIA LINKS: Springs Preserve Videos
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Facebook / Twitter / You Tube
ABOUT SPRINGS PRESERVE
Located just three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is an award-winning 180-acre family destination dedicated to exploring green-living, desert life, and Las Vegas’ vibrant history through botanical gardens, interactive science and nature exhibits, animal shows, and trails offering hiking, biking and more. Indoor experiences include exhibition galleries dedicated to showcasing art and traveling exhibitions of local and national significance, on-site technologically advanced learning centers, and the Nevada State Museum. The Preserve hosts seasonal special events including concerts, arts shows and holiday experiences. Plan your visit at springspreserve.org or explore via your favorite social media sites and find us on Google Maps. Hours of Operation - Fall/Winter Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., seven days a week (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day); hours vary for classes and special events. Gardens and trails close at 4 p.m. or dusk (whichever comes first). The Springs Preserve is located at 333 South Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107.