Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Leonardo

Ammon Cunningham writes about travel destinations in Utah and behind, using his avid travels as blogging details for others to plan their own adventures. From the grand landscapes of Utah’s expanse to Salt Lake City’s many offerings, Cunningham always has tidbits to share -- and that includes parks, railroads, museums and more. Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, only open since 2011, is The Leonardo. This first-of-a-kind museum allows visitors to explore science, technology, art and creativity in news ways, including how these facets connect and intertwine in new and exciting ways.

Sitting on East 500 South, this museum named for Leonardo da Vinci honors and embodies the spirit of this Renaissance Man. An artist, an engineer, a scientist, an architect, a musician, a humanitarian, and even more, the museum captures the same pieces that da Vinci explored in his own life as well as the notion of curiosity. The Leonardo’s mission centers on this goal -- to fuse science, technology and art in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation in all guests, young and old.

Run by a Board of Directors in addition to a small staff, dedicated local volunteers help The Leonardo take shape. Exhibits such as Pixel Playground, Leonardo’s Workshop and Think Math allow for hands-on activity while No Fixed Address or Perception: An Illusion of Reality introduce new ideas to visitors. The Leonardo always has something exciting occurring to open the mind, inspire thoughts and help find new answers for one and all.