Guest Blogger: Kathy Fellman

Leonardo di ser Piero Da Vinci, or Da Vinci as many of us call him, once said, “Learning never exhausts the mind,” and we couldn’t agree more here at Discovery Park of America. This is why we are ecstatic for you to come and experience our newest traveling exhibit all the way from Italy, Da Vinci Machines and Robotics!

A lot of guests know that Da Vinci had pretty impressive painting skills, but did you know that he was alsoan inventor, scientist, mathematician, engineer, writer, and musician? Talk about talented! Our exhibit highlights some of his most famous art pieces, such as The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, along with those inventions that you didn’t even know Da Vinci created.

One Saturday afternoon, we asked some of our patrons what their thoughts were on the Da Vinci exhibit. Here are some of their responses:

“Learned a lot! I thought he was just a painter and I had no idea about all of his inventions. I love being able to touch the machines.”
– Laney Evans, Marshall County, Kentucky

“Da Vinci was very smart! Great talent to be able to think of all of this and be artistic. Very well rounded.”
– Lily Grace Baker, Troy, Tennessee

“Very interesting. I was amazed to see the parachute and how it really did work when tested out. I didn’t even know that he was the one to invent the lifebuoy. Amazing to see how close he was to figuring out these amazing machines that we have today.”
– Clyde Sulcer, Paris, Tennessee

Whether you are interested in Da Vinci’s paintings or the multitude of inventions that he created, this exhibit is definitely worth your time and will hold your interest the entire time you spend inside Da Vinci Machines and Robotics.

Discovery Park of America and the Da Vinci Machines exhibit are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tickets to see the traveling exhibit are an additional cost to your general admission. Adults are $7, members are $6, and all students are $5. We hope you can come and see Da Vinci Machines and Robotics while it is here through April 30, 2017.Da Vinci with Michael, educational fun trips for Jackson, TN, Nashville and Memphis, interactive science museum, space exhibits, gardens parks and so much more!