Da Vinci The Exhibition

Inventor. Scientist. Engineer.

Discover the world of Renaissance Master Leonardo da Vinci and his passion for science and nature.

Featuring more than 60 life-size recreations of da Vinci’s inventions and interactive machines, as well as 20 replicas of his art, explore da Vinci’s discoveries in engineering, flight, hydraulics, light, music and more.

Each invention featured in this special exhibition was handcrafted utilizing modern translations of da Vinci’s writing. Trained artisans used these translations to construct full-scale models and bring da Vinci’s two-dimensional plans to life.

Produced by Imagine Exhibitions

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Review the Science Center’s reopening guidelines and make a general admission reservation.

Extended through September 27, 2020

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This is a paid experience.

Tickets are available at the Science Center. Call our box office at 314-289-4400 for more information.

Last Entry Times
Thursday – Monday: 4:00 PM
Tuesday – Wednesday: CLOSED

Adults (ages 13-59): $12.95
Seniors (ages 60+): $10.95
Children (ages 5-12): $10.95
Children 4 and Under: Free (free ticket required)
Military Discount Available

Adult Members: $6.50
Children(5-12) & Senior Members(60+) : $5.50

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A journey of innovation, creativity and science.

Da Vinci is now considered more of a scientist than artist due to the 7,000 pages of notes and observations he took during his life. This special exhibition explores the breadth and scope of da Vinci’s incredibly advanced understanding of science, mathematics, nature, and the relationship between the three.

Hands-on replicas, multimedia experiences and documentary presentation throughout the exhibition illustrate da Vinci’s discoveries and creative process.

Featured Displays

Featuring more than 60 replicas of da Vinci’s inventions, including:

  • Catapult
  • Glider
  • Revolving Crane
  • Room of Mirrors
  • Steam Cannon
  • Scythed Chariot
  • Tank
  • Mechanical Drum
  • Light Projector
  • Diving Suit


Members save on tickets to Da Vinci The Exhibition.

Become a Science Center member and save on special exhibition tickets. Looking to bring your family? Membership makes tickets to the exhibition even more affordable and gives you a full year of additional benefits, including sneak peeks at upcoming special exhibitions.

Plus, members help support the Science Center and our mission to make science learning open to everyone.

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Exhibit Policies

One adult chaperone is required for every 10 children.
No food or beverages are allowed in the exhibition.
No pencils, pens, markers or any other kind of writing implements are allowed.
Flash photography is not allowed. You may take photos without flash.


The exhibition is accessible to visitors with disabilities, as well as visitors with strollers, scooters, and walkers. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas.

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The Codex Arundel: An Inside Look at Da Vinci, Available to Everyone

Today, the Codex Arundel is housed in the British Library, and in 2007 it was included as part of the library’s “Turning the Pages” project. With Turning the Pages, anyone can visit the British Library website to view high-quality scans of da Vinci’s original works from the Codex Arundel for free.

Learn More

3 More Facts About Da Vinci
  • The most prominent example of Leonardo’s combined love of art and science is that of his pioneering study of anatomy.
  • Even with today’s technology, physicians are still learning from Da Vinci’s 500-year-old observations.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci was an interdisciplinary genius whose contributions to science weren’t recognized until long after his death.