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November 30, 2021
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Da Vinci – Inventions Extended Run

November 30, 2021


July 31, 2021 – January 3, 2022

SEATTLE – Due to popular demand, MOHAI’s Da Vinci – Inventions exhibition, demonstrating the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius, has been extended in Seattle through Sunday, March 13, 2022.

Da Vinci – Inventions, created by Grande Experiences, brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, and more. An extensive range of unique pieces includes numerous examples of his machine inventions. Visitors can be push, pull, crank, and interact with many of these machines for a hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind them.

Da Vinci – Inventions offers visitors of all ages and backgrounds an entertaining, educational and enlightening experience, whether they are history aficionados or exploring Leonardo da Vinci’s work for the first time.

“MOHAI is thrilled to continue to offer this hands-on exhibition to our visitors,” said MOHAI Executive Director Leonard Garfield, “it’s a must-see for kids, families, and adults who want to experience the inspirational genius of da Vinci through his innovations.”

The machines in the exhibit were meticulously crafted by scientists and skilled artisans in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence, Italy, and inspired by designs from the Renaissance thinker’s notebooks. The exhibition includes several-large scale models including a life-sized armored tank and a glider. The models are fabricated with careful attention to the types of materials that would have been used in Leonardo’s era and are described in his manuscripts. Faithfully adhering to artist’s instructions and utilizing the tools of his time, they are hand-crafted with wood, rope, and glue. Graphic displays and videos explain the life and legacy of Leonardo and provide context for his inventiveness and designs.

Visitors of Da Vinci – Inventions are invited to embrace the history, theory, and objective behind each of Leonardo da Vinci’s designs through engaging and entertaining technologies. Guests also will enjoy a glimpse into Leonardo’s mysterious alphabet and writing techniques as they browse touch-screen versions of his actual codices.

Generous support for Da Vinci – Inventions in Seattle is made possible by Laird Norton Wealth Management, the Estate of Harold & Mary Frances Hill, Mike Repass, and the MOHAI Exhibits Fund. Media support provided by KCTS 9 and Crosscut.

Up-to-date information about Da Vinci – Inventions and related programming can be found in the MOHAI events and exhibits calendar, on Facebook or by calling (206) 324-1126.


MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives through preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. As the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington, the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs. For more information about MOHAI, please visit, or call (206) 324-1126. Facebook: Twitter: @MOHAI.

Hours: MOHAI is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. The museum is closed on Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Admission: $22 for adults; $18 for senior citizens ages 65 and over; $17 for students and military; free for youth (ages 14 and under, accompanied by a chaperone, maximum five youth admitted per chaperone), and MOHAI members.

Address: MOHAI is located at 860 Terry Ave. in Seattle. Please visit for directions.

Gourmondo Café at MOHAI: Whether you are visiting the museum or strolling around Lake Union Park, you are invited to stop in for a bite at our newly re-opened lakeside cafe: Gourmondo at MOHAI. Situated alongside the historic ships wharf and just steps from the water, this bright and sunny spot offers unbeatable views of the park and Lake Union. Please join us for coffee and pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches, beer, wine, and even ice cream. On warm days, relax on the Boeing Community Terrace and soak in all that Lake Union Park has to offer. MOHAI members save 10%!

The MOHAI Mercantile: Visit our store inside MOHAI’s beautiful Grand Atrium to shop gifts, books, toys, jewelry, and souvenirs from over 100 local authors and artists. Museum Admission is not required to visit the store. If you aren’t able to drop by the museum, then check out MOHAI’s online store and choose from a range of products from local artists and vendors, and a collection of books covering diverse aspects of Seattle’s history. You are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Purchases at the store directly support MOHAI’s educational mission. Don’t forget: MOHAI members receive 15% off on their onsite or online purchase!

Information: For general inquiries, please call (206) 324-1126.


Creators and promoters of Da Vinci – Inventions, Grande Experiences have researched, sourced and interpreted much of what is contained in the exhibition.

Grande Experiences is a world leader in the creation, design, production, promotion and installation of large-scale exhibitions and immersive experiences with broad cultural appeal along with engaging, entertaining, and educational content. Its exhibitions have been displayed 200+ times in over 150 cities, in 32 languages, across six continents enthralling audiences of over 18 million people.

Grande Experiences is based in Melbourne, Australia with satellite offices in the UK, Italy, and the USA.

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