Leonardo Da Vinci is turning 560 on Sunday, April 15, and the Leonardo museum (named after the man himself) is celebrating in style.
They’re introducing SLC to a weekend filled with art-meshed science, Renaissance-man style.
The weekend begins with a Leonardo After Hours event, “Harder, Faster, Stronger: Exploring the Limits of the Human Body” on April 13 at 6 p.m. The free event, co-hosted by the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR), looks at the ways human beings are pushing their limits through athletics.
Billy Demong, world champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, and Troy Flanagan, director of High Performance and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Assoc., will serve as guest experts in the athletic arena. Local digital media company DAZ 3D will lend its knowledge to provide 3D scenarios.
The Leo is also offering lower admission for the weekend, only $7 a ticket.
The museum is even introducing a bird’s eye view of Da Vinci’s world with their Earthwalk exhibit and using Render to host activities inspired by Da Vinci’s work. And they are giving a few things away. The 560th visitor over weekend will win an individual membership, and the first 50 members on Sunday win a Makedo kit.
The Leo is concluding its birthday weekend by hosting a 30 min. workshop, Discovering Da Vinci, on Sunday, April 15, exploring Leonardo da Vinci’s curiosity with the connections between art and science.