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Franklin Institute Opens Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop: Inventor Artist Dreamer

The Franklin Institute Presents Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop: Inventor, Artist, Dreamer” an innovative exploration into the genius of the ultimate Renaissance man, on view at The Franklin Institute through May 22, 2011.

Visitors to Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop can get truly hands-on with interactive models of Leonardo’s inventions and machines – as well as state-of-the-art touch screen technology that recreates da Vinci’s personal notebooks (codices).

The exhibition, from Milan, brings to life dozens of Leonardo’s inventions, visions and concepts, including his gigantic flying machines, automobile, robots, weapons of war, and mechanical devices, among others – all of which foreshadowed modern technology.

The Franklin Institute
Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. It is dedicated to creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake. For more information, please visit

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