On Tuesday, December 30, Betsy Ortiz of Walnut Creek was the Tech Museum’s 100,000th visitor to the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit.
“We’ve reached a fabulous milestone with this groundbreaking exhibit,” president of The Tech Museum, Peter Friess said. “People are coming from all corners of the region to see this one-of-a-kind show that is educative, fun and exciting.”
The exhibit features the most comprehensive display of the innovative art, science and engineering works of Leonardo da Vinci and his contemporaries. The exhibit includes more than 100 life-size and scale working models, hands-on interactive machines, multimedia presentations and two priceless works of art.
The life-sized and scale working models are based on conceptual drawings and designs by Leonardo, Francesco di Giorgio, Mariano di Iacopo (Taccola), and others. These models recreated using tools and materials common in Leonardoís time. Most of Leonardoís machines were never built in his lifetime, as many could not have been built due to the lack of suitable parts.
The exhibit has been extended to January 25, 2009 due to popular demand. There may be a further extension if high attendance continues.
Schedule well over three hours for the exhibit alone.
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Through January 25, 2009
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