Centuries before they were possible, Leonardo da Vinci designed the helicopter and the bicycle using only mathematics and pieces of his father's Mercedes. Explore your inventive side with this GrouponLive deal: for $23, you get a general-admission package to see Da Vinci – The Genius at The Venetian Las Vegas (up to a $47 value). The admission package includes:
- One exhibit admission (up to a $27 value)
- One greenscreen souvenir photograph (multiple backdrops available) (a $20 value)
- 20% off entire purchase at the Leonardo da Vinci gift shop
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 humor with exhibits that explore his multifarious legacies in the fields of art, science, music, and philosophy. Visitors can stroll through a mechanical forest of inventions based on drawings in da Vinci’s codices and constructed by modern-day Italian artisans, and marvel at early concept designs for the car, bicycle, and helicopter.
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 in front of a greenscreen and integrate themselves into the Mona Lisa or The Last Supper.