Last Sunday, we culminated our one week of learning about Leonardo da Vinci with a trip to the Mind Museum’s Da Vinci Exhibit. We brought along my eight-year-old nephew, as he and my 5 year-old girl are great friends these days. We were greeted by live classical music at the exhibit’s Renaissance Fair outside the museum.
We only got to go around the fair for a short time, but I definitely want to go back when they have it again. The booths had interesting decors…
and offerings, such as the archery booth where my nephew tried his hand at a bow and arrows.
We found the exhibit itself fascinating. The hall is divided into Da Vinci’s areas of genius: engineering, war, anatomy, flight, etc.
The machines, being interactive, were quite fun for the kids.
Little T got excited with the paintings…
gasping in recognition at the paintings that we studied the week before like “The Virgin On The Rocks” and “The Annunciation.”
The slide projection on “The Last Supper” was especially fascinating and informative. I suggest you take the time to watch it.
What the kids found the MOST fun, though, was the Mirrors Room, a room with eight mirrors that reflect endlessly. The kids kept going back to it.
Before heading home, we bought some keepsakes from the small gift counter. Though I was tempted to get the DVD or the book that they were selling, we settled for these nice bookmarks at P35 each.
Going to the exhibit was a wonderful experience, especially because we prepared for it by studying about Leonardo Da Vinci before going. Doing the activities that I described in my previous post is not hard nor is it exclusively for homeschoolers. You can prepare a child, even as young as five years old, to learn from and better appreciate an experience.
For details about the exhibit, please visit The Mind Museum.