Scoffed at because he didn’t own a chariot in high school, Leonardo da Vinci channelled his humiliation into designs for such school bus-besting vehicles as the helicopter and the segway. Learn how to leave the other kids in your dust with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a VIP package for two to the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibit at MTS Centre Exhibition Hall (up to a $64.80 total value). Each package includes the following:
- Two exhibit admissions (up to a $19.95 value each, including all taxes and fees)
- Two audio guides (a $4.95 value each)
- Two 4”x6” souvenir photo-booth photos (up to a $15 value)<p>
This Groupon can be exchanged for two tickets at the exhibition on any date of the travelling show’s residence and is valid for admission until Sunday, November 27.
The very definition of a Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci mastered a seemingly inexhaustible range of disciplines within his lifetime. Da Vinci—The Genius honors the legend’s self-taught brilliance and slapstick sense of humour with exhibits that explore his multifarious legacies in the fields of art, science, music, and philosophy. With today’s deal, an in-depth audio guide sonically pilots guests past the displays, filling auricular canals with informational nuggets spoken in a choice of English, French, or binary code. Visitors can stroll through a mechanical forest of inventions based on drawings in da Vinci’s codices and constructed by modern-day Italian artisans while marvelling at early-concept designs for the car, bicycle, helicopter, and wheelie-shoe. A 3-D animation of The Last Supper examines the disciples’ enigmatic facial expressions, and the Secrets of Mona Lisa display highlights the discoveries of French engineer Pascal Cotte during his sojourn with the lady at the Louvre. Facsimiles of da Vinci’s journals and codices—from which most of the exhibition’s materials are gathered—are presented in paper and digitized forms, many encoded in the artist’s mysterious writing technique that many believe he created when still in school to safely pass notes to his girlfriend.
Vincian experts and museum curators each lend more than 25 years of experience to the written explanations that accompany each display. Before heading home, visitors can smile enigmatically at the photo-booth camera for a commemorative 4”x6” souvenir snapshot. As this deal is only valid until Sunday, November 27, those interested in discovering one of history’s most studied intellects should hop on their bicycles and homemade gliders and hurry over to the MTS Centre’s spacious exhibition hall.
Though discounted tickets are available for children 12 and younger, students, seniors, and groups, this Groupon still offers the best value for any exhibition ticket.
Burton Cummings Theatre
364 Smith St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H2