Yes, there was Einstein. Yes, there was Picasso. But long, long ago in a galaxy not so far away there lived a man named Leonardo. Now Leonardo was not your average, everyday hero. In fact, he possessed far more brain power than any human being could ever imagine. Leonardo da Vinci was both an Einstein and a Picasso fused into one body. A painter and an inventor, he was responsible for the origins of many inventions including the flying machine, the robot, the submarine, underwater breathing gear and even the artificial heart valve. Take a trip back in time to experience one of the world's most significant periods of history with the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius. Witness reproductions of his famous paintings including "The Virgin With Flowers," "Annunciation," "The Benois Madonna" and, of course, "Mona Lisa." The event also includes more than 60 interactive and hands-on models of da Vinci's inventions. Glide with the hang glider. Fly in the helicopter. Drive the military tank. It's an event the whole family will love. Can you say emozionante? The exhibition runs through September 6 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. Tickets are $10 to $14. For more information, call 817-255-9540 or visit fwmuseum.org.
June 16-Sept. 6, 2010