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Da Vinci – The Exhibition

Da Vinci The Exhibition

Explore the mind of a genius.

Opening Sat., Feb. 16, 2019

Take a journey of innovation, creativity, science, and wonder through the life, research, and art of the original Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci The Exhibition features more than 60 fully built, life-size inventions, more than 20 fine art exhibits, and dozens of stunning displays that examine the complex beginnings and lifetime achievements of da Vinci through his discoveries in art, engineering, flight, hydraulics, music, light, and more. Explore this blockbuster exhibition for a limited time in Pittsburgh. Da Vinci The Exhibition opens Sat., Feb. 16, 2019 at Carnegie Science Center’s PPG SCIENCE PAVILION™.

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About Leonardo da Vinci:

Da Vinci was known first as an artist with his most famous (and parodied) works of all time being the “Mona Lisa,” “Last Supper,” and “Vitruvian Man.”

He was a Renaissance man - an engineer, an anatomist, and a chronicler of science and nature.

Because of what we now know about da Vinci, he would be considered more of a scientist than artist due to the 7,000 pages of notes and observations he took during his life.

He could have been considered the greatest inventor of our time, but all of his devices were too complicated for his time to build, or too expensive to construct without a wealthy patron.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) How much do tickets cost?

Da Vinci The Exhibition ticket:

  • Adults – $19.95
  • Seniors – $17.95
  • Children – $15.95

Da Vinci The Exhibition + Carnegie Science Center general admission:

  • Adult combo – $29.90
  • Senior combo – $24.90
  • Child combo – $21.90

Admission to Da Vinci The Exhibition is $8.95 for all members.

2) Do groups receive discounts?

Yes! Carnegie Science Center is now accepting group reservations for this amazing exhibition. Groups of 15 or more people receive a discount on Da Vinci The Exhibition when they book their visit at least two weeks in advance. Click here for more group visit information for Da Vinci The Exhibition.

Da Vinci The Exhibition tickets:

  • Group (15+) – $8

Da Vinci The Exhibition tickets + Carnegie Science Center general admission:

  • Weekday group – $13
  • Weekend group – $15

3) Are there educational materials that accompany the exhibition?

Yes! Educators can download the Da Vinci The Exhibition educator guide here opens in a new window.

4) Will there be hands-on activities?

Da Vinci The Exhibition features 31 interactive exhibits for visitors to explore. The Scaife Exhibit Gallery and Suzy Broadhurst Mezzanine also will house activity zones based on the invention and art concepts depicted in the exhibition, including flight, gears, mirror writing, and figure drawing.

Here are just a few of the hands-on exhibits in Da Vinci The Exhibition.

Da Vinci’s design for an armored tank.

Armored Tank

Da Vinci’s design for this military invention was an early prototype of the modern tank. This attack vehicle could move in any direction on a system of geared wheels.

Da Vinci’s pulley system.


While experimenting with pulleys, da Vinci discovered that it is possible to diminish the effort required to lift heavy loads. He used pulley systems in many different inventions.

Da Vinci’s gear system.

Helical Gear

In this type of gear, a screw aligns with a toothed gear wheel. In previous designs, if a gear tooth broke off, the load was lost. In da Vinci’s design, the screw aligned with multiple teeth at once, lessening the likelihood of failure.

5) May we take photos of Da Vinci The Exhibition?

Yes! Share your photos and videos with Carnegie Science Center on social media by using the hashtag #davincitheexhibition.

6) When does Da Vinci The Exhibition close?

Mon., Sept. 2, 2019 (Labor Day)

Fun Facts about da Vinci

  • Da Vinci was one of the first artists in Italy to use oil paints instead of egg tempera. He even concocted his own recipe for oil paints!
  • Da Vinci developed his own system of writing from left to right that translated only when read through a mirror.
  • Da Vinci was a vegetarian, an unusual lifestyle for the era in which he lived.
  • When he was a young man in Florence, da Vinci worked as a cook and chef at a tavern called The Three Snails.
  • Oddly, during his career as an artist, he sold very few works of art and completed no major sculptures.

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