Da Vinci Machines
the inventions and designs of a genius
13 March - 23 august 2009
Extended until 23 August due to popular demand! Come and explore the incredible mind of Leonardo Da Vinci. The Waikato Museum presents Da Vinci Machines: the inventions and designs of a genius, an exhibition perfect for the whole family.
Investigate over sixty models of Da Vinci's early inventions, examine codices and manuscripts, or get physical as you interact with the models. After rave reviews at the Auckland Museum in 2005, the exhibition debuts in the Waikato with new interactives and exhibits.
While Da Vinci is renowned for his iconic paintings Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, he also dedicated his life to the study of science. Discover his passion at the exhibition, and be part of the Da Vinci experience. This is your last chance before the exhibition leaves Australasia!
The sixty models are grouped in themes: war machines, flying machines, nautical and hydraulic machines as well as devices illustrating the Principles of Mechanics. Many are scale models and some are life size. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo's drawings accompany each model.
As part of the exhibition there will be some special limited-edition merchandise for sale at the Waikato Museum.
Exhibition Admission Charges
Adult - $12
Child - $6
School groups (pre-booked) - $5
Student/Senior/Friend of the Museum - $10
Group 2 adult + 2 children - $30
Group 1 adult + 3 children - $24
Events and Public Programmes
There will be an exciting programme of Da Vinci activities and events, follow the link for more information
Teachers - there is an exciting comprehensive education programme for this exhibition. Check out the Waikato Museum Education page for more details
Hold your conference, cocktail evening or function at Waikato Museum 14 March – 23 August this year, and you and your guests can enjoy a stunning and unique setting for your function as well as a private viewing of 'Da Vinci Machines'.
Below are our special event packages that we have created to save you time planning your function they include food, drink, a tour and entertainment.
da vinci machines event and tour offers
prices based on 50 people
Da Vinci Platinum
$60 per head
Da Vinci Gold
$40 per head
Da Vinci Silver
$25 per head
- For general enquiries about the exhibition or public programmes call 07 838 6606 or email email@example.com
- For school bookings call Wendy on 07 838 6583 or Lynne on 07 838 6830
- For venue hire enquiries call Sarah on 07 838 6414 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org