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The Da Vinci Machines Exhibition

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Educational experience

We took our two grandsons (7 and 10) and daughter to the exhibit. There were some hands on... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Diane K
Chicago, Illinois
It’s not there

I searched for it using the website and the guides, the only place that looked like it was a... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Adrian T
Toronto, Canada
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  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
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24 Dec 2017
“It’s not there”
7 Jul 2017
“Educational experience”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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835 N Michigan Ave, Water Tower Place 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611-2203
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I searched for it using the website and the guides, the only place that looked like it was a winemaking place. Pretty poor not to mention you won’t be there. Gonna give this place a huge thumbs down just for that

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We took our two grandsons (7 and 10) and daughter to the exhibit. There were some hands on exhibits to teach the kids about the machines. As adults, we learned a lot also. We also enjoyed the movie about DaVinci.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Diane K
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The recreated machines are small, the exhibit does not contain all of the 'machines' that the video t the exhibit is talking about. The verbiage attached to each was rather limited and there was no overall information on DaVinci's history, his 'codex' of drawings, etc....More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Interesting how many things he inspired...but very small and wood stain slopped on in places. I was surprised how quickly we went through.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank ilaudio
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I recommend all families attend. Or even by yourself visit this amazing experience. It make you travel in the past and you will be shocked at how connected we are with DaVinci of every minute of every day. Make sure you allow enough time for...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 244manuelab
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We learned so much about Da Vinci’s machines and art. The movie is very informative and educational. This is a very professional, well-done exhibit. Da Vinci was a man ahead of his time and it was fun getting to know him better. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank RedRickRac
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Mediocre exhibition. Paying $12 per person is outrageous. Explanations are sketchy. Audio is too dramatic.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Gidi B
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have been to the da Vinci machines exhibit in Amboise, France about a half dozen times; this is better. It is hidden in Water Tower Place, but a greta place to spend an hour...or a day!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank wolmoz34
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Couldn't more highly recommend this exhibition. We want to especially express our appreciation for the masterful, very informative and entertaining tour conducted by John. Well done!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Dagmara U
Reviewed 25 August 2016

DaVinci was truly accomplished, as described in the excellent presentation by our docent. The model machines on display highlight some of his work. When you first arrive, check what the timing is for the docent tour & for the video presentation. The models can be...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Eyes4Fun
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