Saskatchewan Science Centre bringing da Vinci inventions to Regina

January 23, 2013 - 2:04pm
Regina Science Centre / Public Domain
Regina Science Centre / Public Domain

Visitors to the Saskatchewan Science Centre will soon be able to explore the works and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci through an interactive exhibit opening Feb. 9.

Da Vinci - Inventions will feature more than 200 pieces of life-sized machine inventions based on the artist's drawings, and three-dimensional renderings of some of his most-famous artworks.  That includes a high-definition recreation of The Last Supper in its actual, massive size.

"The exhibit is set up to feature interactive and life-sized machine inventions that he had invented backed in the 1400's and 1500's.  He created the first concepts of a car, bicycle, and helicopter," said Collette Parks, manager of marketing and communications at the science centre.

There will also be 3D animations explaining the Sforza Horse and Vitruvian Man.  Guests will also be able to browse touch-screen versions of da Vinci's own notebooks.

Da Vinci - Inventions is open until April 28.  You can find information on admission prices and hours here.

Edited by CJME's Courtney Mintenko.  With files from Lisa Schick.