The Leonardo

The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation! www.theleonardo.org Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, The Leonardo is a first-of-a-kind museum where you can explore the unexpected places and ways that science, technology, art, and creativity connect.
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Operating as usual

It was so great having our Live Model Drawing Class back onsite this weekend! Classes will continue to be held on Saturd...
09/23/2020

It was so great having our Live Model Drawing Class back onsite this weekend! Classes will continue to be held on Saturdays at 9:30am for members only. Memberships are now 50% off thanks to a grant from Shop in Utah!

Email [email protected] to learn more and to take advantage of this limited discount!

We know lots of students are doing distance learning or hybrid schedules this year and families may need some extra supp...
09/22/2020

We know lots of students are doing distance learning or hybrid schedules this year and families may need some extra support. So we created Study Hall @ The Leo - a drop-in, socially distanced learning space for students to independently complete class work with support and supervision from our team. If you’d like to learn more or register for a spot, please email [email protected]!

Our virtual gala is beginning in just a few minutes and we just released a very special auction package with items from ...
09/18/2020
The Leonardo Gala

Our virtual gala is beginning in just a few minutes and we just released a very special auction package with items from Moab Adventure Company and Specialized Bicycles. Bidding is live now and we are excited to see you all soon!

https://secure.qgiv.com/event/leonardogala/item/101082/

You are cordially invited to The Leonardo’s 2020 Virtual Gala! This unique event will highlight the innovators in our community and the creative ways our museum has evolved this year. So grab your favorite snacks, pull up your couch and join us along with host Lindsay Storrs of KUTV2 for a gala li...

Looking for a way to support innovation and creativity AND have a fun night out on the town? Head over to our gala page ...
09/18/2020

Looking for a way to support innovation and creativity AND have a fun night out on the town? Head over to our gala page to learn how to bid on great experience packages! Our gala is tonight! Thank you to Megaplex Theatres, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City for donating!

https://secure.qgiv.com/event/leonardogala/

09/17/2020
Navy Outreach - NAVCO

Ever wonder what kind of calculations parachute jumpers use? Our Senior Education Manager Erik interviews Chief Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Andrew Young of the Navy Parachute Team - the Leap Frogs - as a part of Salt Lake City Navy Week. Thank you to Navy Outreach - NAVCO for this cool opportunity!

Join Chief Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Andrew Young of the Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, for a live chat. Ask your questions about what it's like to serve in the Navy and be a member of the official parachute demonstration team of the U.S. Navy! #NavyWeek

Our long time friend Jimmy Santangelo (of the Wine Academy of Utah) generously donated a virtual private wine tasting - ...
09/17/2020

Our long time friend Jimmy Santangelo (of the Wine Academy of Utah) generously donated a virtual private wine tasting - our online auction is live right now. We invite you to jump in for a chance to bid on some incredible experiences like this one from Jimmy!
https://secure.qgiv.com/event/leonardogala/items/

09/16/2020
Canellas_2

Our neighbor, Cannellas Restaurant & Lounge, is closing their doors after 42 years of serving Salt Lake City and being an integral part of our city block. To say a proper farewell to this neighborhood institution, The Leonardo and the Cannella's family are co-hosting a "Last Supper" where patrons and friends can gather together for one last taste of Cannella's recipes. All proceeds go toward supporting learning programs at The Leonardo. If you're interested in joining this celebration, a limited number of tickets are available now! https://secure.qgiv.com/event/leonardogala/item/103096/

https://vimeo.com/458018326

This is "Canellas_2" by Handstand Productions, LLC on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

A huge thank you to our friends at Ken Sanders Rare Books for  donating a one-of-a-kind book collection chosen by Ken Sa...
09/15/2020

A huge thank you to our friends at Ken Sanders Rare Books for donating a one-of-a-kind book collection chosen by Ken Sanders himself to our Gala auction. Head over to our gala site to learn more and bid now! https://secure.qgiv.com/event/leonardogala/items/

We're excited to announce that the online auction portion of our Leonardo Gala is now live! A huge thank you to our comm...
09/15/2020
The Leonardo Gala

We're excited to announce that the online auction portion of our Leonardo Gala is now live! A huge thank you to our community for so many one-of-a-kind donations and experiences. Bidding is a great way to support The Leonardo fulfill on our mission of inspiring creativity and innovation in our community - stay tuned to learn more about some of our great auction items!

https://secure.qgiv.com/event/leonardogala/items/

You are cordially invited to The Leonardo’s 2020 Virtual Gala! This unique event will highlight the innovators in our community and the creative ways our museum has evolved this year. So grab your favorite snacks, pull up your couch and join us along with host Lindsay Storrs of KUTV2 for a gala li...

Did you know that it is Welcoming Week in Salt Lake City? This annual celebration brings together our community to celeb...
09/14/2020
Welcoming Week Cooking Class Information

Did you know that it is Welcoming Week in Salt Lake City? This annual celebration brings together our community to celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees and envision how we can make our community a welcoming place for all. There are a lot of great virtual events going on - check out this cooking class organized by our friends at Spice Kitchen Incubator!

#welcomingsaltlake #welcomeweek

We are excited to partner with Salt Lake County for this year’s Welcoming Week celebrations! Welcoming Salt Lake is an initiative to build, celebrate, and welcome diverse communities together. On Friday, September 18th, Spice Kitchen Incubator will be offering a virtual cooking class with meal pre...

Member Announcement!We are excited to be able to relaunch our Live Model Drawing Classes on Saturday mornings! Our class...
09/14/2020

Member Announcement!

We are excited to be able to relaunch our Live Model Drawing Classes on Saturday mornings! Our class currently will be offered for members only to allow for safe social distancing. Masks are required for all participants. Please register below.

Interested in becoming a member? Now is a great time to join - thanks to the Shop in Utah grant, all memberships are 50% off!

September 19th
50474.blackbaudhosting.com/50474/Saturday-Morning-Drawing-19Sep2020

September 26th
https://50474.blackbaudhosting.com/50474/Saturday-Morning-Drawing-26Sep2020

At this year’s Leonardo (Virtual) Gala, we have the honor of awarding the 2020 Leonardo award to Dr. Chris Johnson, foun...
09/09/2020

At this year’s Leonardo (Virtual) Gala, we have the honor of awarding the 2020 Leonardo award to Dr. Chris Johnson, founding director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute atUniversity of Utah Utah. The SCI Institute is noted for its multidisciplinary, collaborative approach and has been at the cutting edge of computer science for over two decades. The SCI Institute allows us to use technology to see the world in entirely new ways - for example, this visualization shows the magnetic fields of the sun!

To hear more from Dr Johnson and support innovation at The Leonardo, please join us on September 18th - tickets available now!
https://secure.qgiv.com/event/leonardogala/

09/01/2020

No matter how your family is going back to school this year, we think everyone could use a minute to breathe and take a break! To help bring a little calm to your first weeks of school, check out this interview from the Leo @ Home Library with Brian Higgins of Mental Healthy Utah

08/31/2020
Programs at The Leonardo Museum

Our gala is just a few weeks away and we wanted to share a snapshot of Leonardo programs that were only possible with support from our community!

If you can't join us on September 18th, please consider donating to support art, science and technology programs for learners of all ages. Donation link in comments!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rawhyc49jg8&feature=youtu.

Support community and education programs. Spark Creativity. Donate at theleonardo.org/donate

We're thrilled to have KUTV 2News meteorologist Lindsay Storrs joining us to host this year's Leonardo Gala. Please chec...
08/30/2020

We're thrilled to have KUTV 2News meteorologist Lindsay Storrs joining us to host this year's Leonardo Gala. Please check out our event page to learn how you can support community programming at The Leonardo!

https://secure.qgiv.com/event/leonardogala/

A huge congratulations to Utah artists Jann Haworth and Alex Johnstone for the installation of "Utah Women Mural 2020" o...
08/27/2020
Mural celebrating influential Utah women unveiled on Women’s Equality Day

A huge congratulations to Utah artists Jann Haworth and Alex Johnstone for the installation of "Utah Women Mural 2020" on 100 South, between Main St. and West Temple. This powerful mural honors Utah women, past and present, and will be an important fixture of the Salt Lake City downtown. #utaharts #saltlakearts #womenshistory

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/8/26/21402835/mural-celebrating-influential-utah-women-womens-equality-day-downtown-salt-lake-city

A new mural was unveiled near City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The mural depicts the faces of hundreds of influential women, both in Utah’s history and present. The mural was commissioned by Zions Bank.

Special announcement! We are excited to share that this year, our Leonardo Gala is moving online. Join us on September 1...
08/27/2020

Special announcement! We are excited to share that this year, our Leonardo Gala is moving online. Join us on September 18th to learn more about the innovative ways our museum is evolving this year, hear from an exciting range of speakers, and join in on a silent auction that supports Leonardo programming for our community. We hope to see you there (virtually)!
https://secure.qgiv.com/event/leonardogala/

Planning your fall activities? Check out our entrepreneurship competition MIND RIOT for teens with big ideas to change t...
08/26/2020

Planning your fall activities? Check out our entrepreneurship competition MIND RIOT for teens with big ideas to change the world!
https://theleonardo.org/mind-riot

Virtual Mind Riot is open for applications! Join the riot, gain entrepreneurial skills, and win prizes. Open to teens fr...
08/11/2020

Virtual Mind Riot is open for applications! Join the riot, gain entrepreneurial skills, and win prizes. Open to teens from 10th - 12th grade. Educators and program leaders can sign up for classroom info sessions now. Learn more and apply here https://theleonardo.org/mind-riot

08/03/2020

This year we all have a lot of questions about Back to School. The Utah Parent Center is here to help! Join school professionals, knowledgeable parents, and representatives from the Utah State Board of Education and the Disability Law Center for a panel all about Education. Click the link below to register for this virtual panel!

Thank you Vivint Gives Back for Sponsoring our Sensory Friendly Monday.

Perseverance Rover launched today! "Its target is Jezero Crater, site of an ancient river delta, and a likely location f...
07/30/2020
Why we explore Mars—and what decades of missions have revealed

Perseverance Rover launched today! "Its target is Jezero Crater, site of an ancient river delta, and a likely location for ancient life-forms to have thrived. Once on the surface, Perseverance will study Martian climate and weather, test technologies that could help humans survive on Mars, and collect samples..."
http://ow.ly/HOga50AMFxT

In the 1960s, humans set out to discover what the red planet has to teach us. Now, NASA is hoping to land the first humans on Mars by the 2030s.

"We enjoyed the camp so much and hope we can do another this summer or next year." - Parent Review2020 camp is certainly...
07/29/2020

"We enjoyed the camp so much and hope we can do another this summer or next year." - Parent Review
2020 camp is certainly going to be a memorable one for us. Just a couple weeks left!

If you've been watching sports lately you may have seen some interesting things in the stadiums like extra ad space, car...
07/28/2020
How Fox Sports will use virtual fans created in Unreal Engine to fill empty stadiums in MLB broadcasts

If you've been watching sports lately you may have seen some interesting things in the stadiums like extra ad space, cardboard fans or just empty seats with crowd noise in the background! Now simulated fans may take over with this gaming engine.
https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/25/21336017/fox-sports-baseball-virtual-fans-epic-unreal-engine-empty-stadiums-mlb

Filling the stadiums that COVID-19 is leaving empty

07/23/2020
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Are you an educator? Do you love comics as much as we do?! This year San Diego Comic Con is available at home and the panels are filled with fun and resources for fans, creators and yes educators! Check out Words and Pictures Working Together: Strategies for Analyzing Graphic Texts to learn how this medium is used as a tool in schools.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK9Et_lNaC4&feature=youtu.be

07/21/2020
Start Where You Are: A Conversation on Uprooting Racism and Creating Systemic Change in S.T.E.M.

The Biomimicry Institute hosted a conversation about the experience of Black scientists and you can watch the entire panel here. The discussion dives into the emotional labor of enduring violations of social justice as well as lesser understood microaggressions and the space it takes up in the capacity to thrive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=DBAvE_aPY-I&feature=emb_logo

You can visit the museum anytime now! Explore our galleries and enjoy activities with Leo At Home. https://bit.ly/2WhWSD...
07/18/2020

You can visit the museum anytime now! Explore our galleries and enjoy activities with Leo At Home.
https://bit.ly/2WhWSDD

A lot to consider here! We know from experience there are variables to plan for when mapping social distance, but have y...
07/17/2020
The Math of Social Distancing Is a Lesson in Geometry

A lot to consider here! We know from experience there are variables to plan for when mapping social distance, but have you ever thought about it in geometric dimensions?

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-math-of-social-distancing-is-a-lesson-in-geometry-20200713/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

How to safely reopen offices, schools and other public spaces while keeping people six feet apart comes down to a question mathematicians have been studying for

We're really missing our Girls Who Code Clubs! The good news is this incredible organization has been bringing coding ac...
07/16/2020

We're really missing our Girls Who Code Clubs! The good news is this incredible organization has been bringing coding activities home! Families can learning coding all summer here:
https://girlswhocode.com/programs/code-at-home
Their Activist Toolkit series gives students the opportunity to raise awareness about a cause they're passionate about while learning project planning skills and computer science.

07/13/2020

You can now take a tour of the museum from anywhere! Virtually explore galleries and check out Leo at Home videos while you're there. Enjoy The Leonardo at home! https://bit.ly/2WhWSDD

Nat Geo Photographer Ruben Salgado uses his work to preserve culture and support artists hurt by the pandemic. check out...
07/10/2020

Nat Geo Photographer Ruben Salgado uses his work to preserve culture and support artists hurt by the pandemic. check out his innovative collaboration that involves virtual reality and music!

The Mariachi are a globally recognized cultural icon whose music is representative of Mexican history and people. They are informal workers relying on daily customers to earn a wage. COVID-19 has stretched them and their families to the absolute limit so they are still out on the streets everyday putting their lives at risk because that, in reality, is the only option.

Here’s the GOOD NEWS: you can support them, help save this cultural tradition, and give a personalized dedicated song in a virtual reality 360 video experience to a loved one! For info visit: www.donorbox.org/salvemosalmariachi
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbFIkIeTN5daLzxrJHvxQgw
#innovativearts

07/10/2020

We've got weekend moves to make! Happy Friday 😎

#summercampison
theleonardo.org/summer-camps

Address

209 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT
84111

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(801) 531-9800

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I wish The Leo would bring back after hours - they were SO fun and worth every penny of my membership. I have since let my membership cancelled because as a single adult, there isn't much to do there. I did love Pompeii though, especially the dramatic ending! I can never attend the dinners because I'm vegetarian. Would love to see something on your calendar for adults that doesn't require eating meat soon! :) Thanks...thanks...thanks! Love you guys!
Have been trying to call the Leonardo for over 2 hours for questions I cannot find on the website. No answer. I can only assume that they don't care about customer service by phone. Fix this. Update: finally got ahold of someone. They were nice and answered my question. But if you are going to operate on Saturday and use your phone person to sell tickets, per the person I talked to, it is not helpful to people trying to plan their day to come to your place of operation.
to Jann Haworth. from Mike Aston. Abilene Tx. Dear Ms. Haworth. I am trying to piece together some relatives that I knew as a young boy. My mother's cousin was Halcyon Stagner whom I believe married your father in the late 1940's. I remember her and was just wondering if she was a part of your past. contact me if you wish at [email protected]. thank you.
We had a great visit today at The Leonardo! Very inspiring.
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Our visit to The Leonardo!
This review is for an event at the Leonardo not the museum itself. We chose the Leonardo for my parents' 50th Anniversary party because of the spectacular location and museum itself which provides entertainment for kids and other guests. Despite our event being during the SLC Arts Festival which caused a few minor inconveniences, it did not disappoint in that regard. However i would HIGHLY discourage anyone from holding an event there because the museum's ability to actually host an event is way below mediocre. You are required to use the museum's in-house catering service and it is as if they have no experience in the catering business. The biggest disappointment was very, very, very poor food quality. Not only was the quality itself below mediocre it was also not as described in the material given by the museum. For example, we paid $6/person for a bruschetta bar for the guests as we waited for the couple to arrive. It is described as a "Antipasti Bruschea Bar Assorted sliced breads topped withtomato Bruschea and local cured meats." That is a direct quote from their material. It was literally a dry wheat roll (not sliced bread), diced tomatoes (no balsamic vinegar or anything), and a small plate of ONE kind of salami. The food was put out in small quantities so people felt they could not eat it for fear there wouldn't be enough. Once the food was a few pieces i had to keep asking for more to be put out. This is just one small example of a night of very poor food and service. Each selected item on their menu was a total disappoint save the chocolate covered strawberries. The service and the food was awful and not worth the price you pay. Even the cake we brought in was cracked and smashed by the staff bringing it from the kitchen to the event room. They originally brought out paper plates and plastic napkins for an even that was costing thousands. Upon my request they fixed that but it just went on and on with inexperience or a lack of caring for quality service. I have waited to write this review to give the Leonardo staff a chance to professionally handle this but it is obvious the problem comes from the top. I have left multiple messages and email from the event coordinator on up. I did get a phone call from one of the executive staff who was not interested in the details of what went wrong and how they could improve. She apologized and said she would get back to me in the next couple of days with compensation for an awful experience. She admitted to that. That was two weeks ago. Save yourself a bad experience and chose another place to host your event!
This review is for an event at the Leonardo not the museum itself. We chose the Leonardo for my parents' 50th Anniversary party because of the spectacular location and museum itself which provides entertainment for kids and other guests. Despite our event being during the SLC Arts Festival which caused a few minor inconveniences, it did not disappoint in that regard. However i would HIGHLY discourage anyone from holding an event there because the museum's ability to actually host an event is way below mediocre. You are required to use the museum's in-house catering service and it is as if they have no experience in the catering business. The biggest disappointment was very, very, very poor food quality. Not only was the quality itself below mediocre it was also not as described in the material given by the museum. For example, we paid $6/person for a bruschetta bar for the guests as we waited for the couple to arrive. It is described as a "Antipasti Bruschea Bar Assorted sliced breads topped withtomato Bruschea and local cured meats." That is a direct quote from their material. It was literally a dry wheat roll (not sliced bread), diced tomatoes (no balsamic vinegar or anything), and a small plate of ONE kind of salami. The food was put out in small quantities so people felt they could not eat it for fear there wouldn't be enough. Once the food was a few pieces i had to keep asking for more to be put out. This is just one small example of a night of very poor food and service. Each selected item on their menu was a total disappoint save the chocolate covered strawberries. The service and the food was awful and not worth the price you pay. Even the cake we brought in was cracked and smashed by the staff bringing it from the kitchen to the event room. They originally brought out paper plates and plastic napkins for an even that was costing thousands. Upon my request they fixed that but it just went on and on with inexperience or a lack of caring for quality service. I have waited to write this review to give the Leonardo staff a chance to professionally handle this but it is obvious the problem comes from the top. I have left multiple messages and email from the event coordinator on up. I did get a phone call from one of the executive staff who was not interested in the details of what went wrong and how they could improve. She apologized and said she would get back to me in the next couple of days with compensation for an awful experience. She admitted to that. That was two weeks ago. Save yourself a bad experience and chose another place to host your event!