The Leonardo

The Leonardo The Leonardo, located in downtown Salt Lake City, is a science and art museum where visitors can explore the ways that science, technology, art, and creativity connect.

The museum opened its doors on October 8, 2011.The educational philosophy of the museum is inspired by the Renaissance figure Leonardo da Vinci because of his willingness to follow his curiosity and his general belief that the arts and sciences were a part of the same enterprise. The museum is founded on the idea that Leonardo's approach is even more relevant today, as it has become harder to synthesize the incredible amount of information available to us in the modern age.The Leonardo is run by a board of directors and an internal staff.Mission"It is the Leonardo's mission to fuse science, technology, and art in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation in people of all ages and backgrounds."HistoryThe Leonardo hosted the Body Worlds 3 exhibition from September 19, 2008 through January 11, 2009.ExhibitsFlightFlight is an interactive and immersive exhibit that invites visitors to explore the history, science, art and technology associated with the project of human flight. The exhibit, which opened on August 6, 2016, features several interactive components and displays. The central theme of the exhibit is conveyed by a vibrant tunnel entrance with art and schematics of flying machines and animals that humankind has always dreamed about. As visitors exit the dream tunnel, they find an authentic replica of an American living room on the night of July 20, 1969. There, visitors watch, again or for the first time, the extraordinary moon landing, led by Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin—an event that would spark the wonder of a generation of scientists and pioneers.At the center of the exhibit is a fully restored C-131 aircraft which only clears the walls on either side of the gallery by a mere six inches. The exhibit also contains two original flight simulators, made especially for the museum by Rockwell Collins. Flight presents material and interactives that explore three different modes of flight: buoyant, ballistic, and aerodynamic. Flight also includes a space for exploring the unique ways animals take to the skies.

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209 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT


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