Year of the Engineer
Become the problem solvers of the future
The Codices and drawings of 15th century Renaissance Man Leonardo Da Vinci come to life through interactions inventions and iconic artwork.
Over 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci conceived possibilities far beyond the understanding of others. His ideas about nature, anatomy, mechanics and flight, recorded in his manuscripts, reveal a man of extraordinary vision.
Da Vinci lived during the Italian High Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement. His innovations in the field of painting influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death, and his scientific studies in anatomy, optics, biology, mathematics and physics, anticipated many of the developments in modern science.
Da Vinci Machines brings the innovations of Leonardo da Vinci to life, featuring over 75 exhibits reconstructed from illustrations and writings by the mastermind.
Encounter and test his amazing machines, see his magnificent artworks, and reflect on the genius that was Leonardo da Vinci.
Da Vinci's Machines is part of the Year of the Engineer.
Entry to the exhibition is free with Museum entry.
|10:00 a.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:30 a.m.||Story Time with Reid and Paige||Discovery Theatre|
|10:30 a.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|11:00 a.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:30 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|12:30 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||Zapped: An Electrifying Experience||Discovery Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||WhoGenie||The Stage|
|2:00 p.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|3:00 p.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||World Alive|
|Sep 23||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)|
|Sep 23||Educator Saturdays|
|Sep 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Sep 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Sep 30||Family Science Olympiad|
|Oct 03||Night at the IMAX: Amazon Adventure|
|Oct 06||One Night Wonder|
|Oct 07||Girls in STEM Workshop: Woodworker|
|Oct 07||Girls in STEM Workshop: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!|
|Oct 07||Girls in STEM Workshop: Animal Habitats|
|Oct 14||Charlotte Mini Maker Faire|
|Nov 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Nov 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Digital Technology|
|Nov 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Nov 18||Girls in STEM Workshop: Water Workshop|
|Nov 18||Girls in STEM Workshop: Energy Workshop|
|Nov 18||Girls in STEM Workshop: Air Workshop|
|Dec 09||Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker|
|Dec 09||Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology|
|Dec 09||Girls in STEM Workshop: Inventor|
|Dec 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker|
|Dec 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology|