Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

CSTM
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Temporary Exhibition
Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

Canada Science and Technology Museum from May 2 to September 2, 2019.

For the first time in Canada, the Canada Science and Technology Museum presents Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius, the most comprehensive exhibition experience on Leonardo da Vinci to tour the world. Created by Grande Exhibitions in collaboration with the Museo Leonardo da Vinci in Rome and a number of experts and historians from Italy and France, this interactive experience commemorates 500 years of Leonardo’s legacy, immersing visitors in his extraordinary life like never before.

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Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

Created by Grande Exhibitions and Pascal Cotte.

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Immersive Cinematic Experience

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Secrets of Mona Lisa

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Codices

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Flight

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Civil Engineering

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Anatomy

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Hydraulic and Aquatic

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Physics and Mechanics

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Military Engineering

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Sculpture

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The Vitruvian Man

Demonstrating the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci's achievements, Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius celebrates one of the most revered and dynamic intellects of all time. Revolutionary SENSORY4™ technology allows visitors to take a journey into the mind of the ultimate Renaissance man for the very first time.

Discover for yourself the true genius of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher. See and interact with over 200 unique displays, including machine inventions, life-size reproductions of Leonardo’s Renaissance art, entertaining animations giving insight into his most notable works, and touchscreen versions of his actual codices.

Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius also includes the world’s exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibition – an analysis of the world’s most famous painting, conducted at the Louvre Museum by renowned scientific engineer, examiner and photographer of fine art Pascal Cotte.

Whether you are a history aficionado or discovering Leonardo for the first time, Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius is an entertaining, educational and enlightening experience the whole family will love.
 

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$ Fees
Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

Access to the entire Canada Science and Technology Museum is included.

  Fee (per person)
Adult $22
Senior (age 60+) / Student* $18
Youth (ages 3-17) $15
Children (age 2 and under) Free (ticket required)
Family (2 adults and up to 4 youth) $70
Members (adult/senior/students*) $5
Members (youth) $4

Fees do not include applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.

Last entry is at 3:45 p.m.

*Students must show valid student identification.

** Please be advised that discounts, coupon booklets, free passes (including library passes), and all other promotional pricing apply to general admission at the museum, but do NOT apply to the Leonardo da Vinci — 500 Years of Genius exhibition. This includes complementary admission for Canadian military personnel, Canadian military veterans, and Indigenous peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

Museum visitors who would like to add Leonardo da Vinci — 500 Years of Genius to a promotional or complementary museum admission will be required to pay the members’ price.

$ Group fees (minimum 15 people)
Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

  Fee (per person)
Adult $19
Senior (age 60+) / Student* $16
Youth  (ages 3-17) $13
Children (age 2 and under) Free (with ticket)
Bus driver / tour escort (max 2 per group) $5

Fees do not include applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.

Frequently-asked questions

Where can I get my tickets to Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius?

Tickets can be purchased at the Canada Science and Technology Museum admissions desk. The Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius admission includes the regular museum admission fee.

What are the operating hours for Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius?

The museum opens at 9 a.m. and so does the exhibition. Please note that the last tickets to Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius will be sold at 3:45 p.m. (75 minutes before the museum closes at 5 p.m.)

How long should I plan to spend at Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius?

Guests should plan to spend between 75 and 90 minutes to explore the exhibit.

Can I visit Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius multiple times in a day?

No, admission to Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius is a one-time entry fee. Re-entry will not be allowed.

Is there a restriction on how long I can spend in the exhibition?

No. There’s a lot to see … take your time!

Why do I need a ticket for my toddler if children ages two and under are free?

The museum issues tickets for toddlers in order to keep an accurate count of our visitors, and to ensure public safety.

Does my Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius ticket give me free access to the entire Museum?

Yes, access to the entire Canada Science and Technology Museum is included.

Are there washrooms inside the exhibition hall?

No. Visitors are asked to use the museum’s facilities before entering the Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius exhibition hall, since there are no washrooms inside the space.

Can I take photos and videos?

Absolutely! Photos and videos for personal use are not only allowed, but encouraged! Photos and videos for any other purpose require advance notice and the express written permission of the museum. For more information, send an email to: contact@IngeniumCanada.org

Is the exhibition wheelchair and stroller accessible?

Yes! The Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius exhibition is completely accessible, as is the entire museum. Read more about special needs and accessibility.

Are food and drinks permitted while I visit the exhibition?

No. We ask that you use the museum’s Maple Cafe and cafeteria lounge, which are reserved spaces for eating and drinking.

Is there a coat check or bag drop?

The exhibition does not provide this option. Visitors are asked to use the museum’s self-serve cloakroom. Lockers for valuables are also available in the cloakroom – at the cost of $1.