Winter Break: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Workshop


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IMG_2979(2)Just because our kids are out of school next week doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get some inspiration to stay in school. We’ve been telling you about several of the museums in and around the area, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one temporary exhibit that is closing soon. Especially when it features an inspirational inventor.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop“, housed in a relatively new exhibit space in the old New York Times building in Manhattan, features life-size, interactive models of the Renaissance genius’ creations and concepts. The exhibit also uses touch-screen exhibits to present 3-D models of the inventions that Leonardo sketched in his notebooks. You can show the kids that we might not be flying or driving today had it not been for Leonardo and his ideas. (Yes, he had designs for both modes of transportation.)

winter break 5 copy(2)The exhibit is at the Discovery TSX Center at 226 W. 44th Street near Times Square, and it is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are a bit pricey–$17.50 for children age 4 to 12 and $19.50 for adults–but I’ve seen coupons at several locations around town that drop the price to $15. You can buy your tickets online, or by calling (866) 987-9692. There is also a combo ticket that includes both the da Vinci exhibit and the Titanic artifact show that is going on at the same location. Those tickets range from $29.94 for children to $37.56 for adults, a 25% savings over buying the tickets individually.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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