DaVinci’s Machines Now On Display at Discovery Place in Charlotte

Jerry Blackwelder

More than 500 years ago Leonardo da Vinci dreamed of inventions that were far beyond the understanding of others. His ideas about anatomy, mechanics and flight proved he was a man of real vision.

Now Discovery Place Science in Uptown Charlotte has on exhibition Da Vinci’s Machines, which features more than 75 inventions inspired by his illustrations and writings. Your students may be involved in building da Vinci’s self-supporting bridge or their own flying machines.

The exhibition runs through May 6.

Discovery Place has also opened a new workshop and makerspace for students to get messy, take risks and learn new skills like woodworking and sewing. Thinker Space was inspired by the fundamental human desire to make and create. These new hands-on spaces provide a platform for students to collaborate, share ideas and develop fresh skills. At the same time they will explore new materials, tools and processes that inspire design thinking. The workshop encourages students to try the latest technology including laser cutters and 3D printers.

One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation,

Discovery Place Science provides ever-changing entertaining exhibits that engage students in the active exploration of science, technology and nature. Discovery Place Science is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 North Tryon Street. For more information about Discovery Place Charlotte call (704) 372-6261 or log on to www.discoveryplace.org.

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