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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 July 7, 2017
Diane K
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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 December 24, 2017
Adrian T
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Toronto, Canada
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Dec 24, 2017
“It’s not there”
Jul 7, 2017
“Educational experience”
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835 N Michigan Ave, Water Tower Place 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611-2203
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Reviewed December 24, 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

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Reviewed July 7, 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.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed December 19, 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

Thank CynthiainChicago
Reviewed December 10, 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.

Thank ilaudio
Reviewed December 5, 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

Thank Manuela B
Reviewed December 4, 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.

Thank RedRickRac
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank Gidi B
Reviewed October 18, 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!

Thank wolmoz34
Reviewed September 24, 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!

Thank dagma2000
Reviewed August 25, 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

Thank Eyes4Fun
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