We finally got around to using our vouchers for the Da Vinci exhibit at the Mind Museum. After the TMA Homeschool Orientation and the Baby Expo Philippines 2013 press conference we were looking forward to some fun.
Upon entering we immediately headed towards the inventions on display. I took a picture of every single item and have shared some of the photos I took of the exhibit. My son Bastian is in love with Science and Literature and thoroughly enjoyed the museum. He looked over every piece and read the descriptions. There are some parts of the exhibit that you can touch and try and some that are hands off.
I was in awe of the fact that Da Vinci was knowledgeable in so many areas and had contributed to many fields which included flight, physics, civil, anatomy, renaissance art, military and hydraulics & aquatic.
Luckily, Jael was in a cooperative mood and also looked upon invention after invention. Kianna enjoyed the Mirrors invention and took some pictures there. Actually, we all did.
The exhibit is only here until the end of November so take advantage and explore the life and works of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci- Virgin of the Rocks (left), Annunciation (top right), The Litta Madonna (lower right)
Probably Da Vinci’s most famous painting, The Mona Lisa. It was interesting to discover that the painting has drastically been altered either by weather or by how it was handled when being transferred. The original hues have faded and there are even some marks on the painting itself to show where it had been vandalized.
Some of Da Vinci’s inventions that we use to this day, in particular the Wing Study, Anemometer, Anemoscope, Flapping Wing, Flying Machine, Flying Wheels, Aerial Screw, The Ideal City, Hammer Driven by Eccentric Cam, Speed Gauge for Wind or Water
A self portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci
Portable Piano, Clock Mechanism, The Catapult, Ogival Bullet
Self Propelled Car, Odometer, Pole Erecting Machine, Crank Operated Cart, Bicycle, Steam Cannon, Tank, Multi Directional Gun Machine, Cannon, Covered Cart for Attacking Fortifications, Three Registered Gun Machine
Hand flipper, Lifebuoy, Floats for Walking on water, Breathing equipment, Scuba Diving equipment
Da Vinci’s Forster Codices (notebooks) in 3 volumes written in mirror writing covering his life and works from 1487-1505 during his stay in Milan and Florence.
Da Vinci’s drawings which were so detailed and a bit disturbing considering the time it was drawn. We learned that Da Vinci would take cadavers and open them up to be able to draw the detailing you see here.
The Emergency Bridge which had my son so fascinated. There were smaller pieces that you could try to put together yourself. While Kianna, Jael and I took in a show Bastian stayed behind to construct a mini version of the bridge. With the help of Jimbo, one of the Mind Museum staff he was able to do it.