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Museum of Idaho to Present Decoding DaVinci

The Museum of Idaho will present Decoding DaVinci, open September 24 – December 4 2010.

Decoding DaVinci steps into the mind and examines the remarkable life of the artist, sculptor, architect, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci.

This hands-on exhibit includes 60 full-sized interactive machines brought off the pages of da Vinci’s notes and built with authentic materials found in 15th century Italy allowing visitors to test da Vinci’s inventions.

The international exhibit examines three areas of this visionary’s interests, transportation, military, and mechanical with inventions including the bicycle, tank, and a hydraulic saw. Visitors can also admire reproductions of da Vinci artwork, learn about his extraordinary life through film, and study original da Vinci documents.

The Museum of Idaho is Idaho’s premier national traveling exhibit museum and is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the natural and cultural history of Idaho and the Intermountain West. The museum does this by developing regional educational programs in the sciences and humanities, and by hosting nationally acclaimed exhibitions including “A T. Rex Named Sue”, “Discovering Idaho: The World of Lewis & Clark”, “Space Journey”, “Savage Seas”, “Guns & Hooks”, “Ink & Blood”, and “World of the Pharaohs”. The Museum offers traveling and permanent displays, presentations, educational programs, and a reading and reference library.

Museum of Idaho 200 N Eastern Ave Idaho Falls, ID 83402

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