Monday 24 November 2014

Da Vinci: Shaping the Future

"Da Vinci: Shaping the Future" happening at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands; from 15th November 2014 to 17th May 2015. This marks the first time Da Vinci's original masterpieces are exhibited within Southeast Asia, and this post will tell you all you need to know about the exhibition.

Prices of tickets are as follows:

Regular Tickets:
Adult- $25.00
Senior (55 years and above)- $23.00
Child (2 to 12 years)- $15.00
Family (2 adults + 2 children)- $68.00

Singaporean Citizens, Singaporean PRs, Employment Pass, Work Permit, and Dependent Pass:
Adult- $19.00
Senior (55 years and above)- $17.50
Child (2 to 12 years)- $10.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children)- $51.00

Da Vinci Season Pass (Multiple Entry)- $30.00


Public Guided Tours:

In English- Mondays to Fridays, 1pm.
In Mandarin- Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm and 4pm.

  If you're travelling via public transport, the venue is accesible via the MRT. Alight at Bayfront station; it's just a short walk from the station. Very accessible.

The gorgeous exterior of the ArtScience Museum... So many beautiful water lilies~

Learning about platonic shapes with interactive exhibits.

Original works of Da Vinci.

The topic of sacred geometry was touched upon. 

A part of the exhibition that touched upon flight.

  There were also original paintings within the exhibition that we weren't allowed to take pictures of. Some exhibits were also too large, or in too dark of rooms to take nice pictures and videos of, so I couldn't include them as well. 

  There were interactive screens, and mini computer thingies to engage kids in learning (I thought those mini computers weren't very well thought out, though. And some of the games were silly or the instructions were difficult to understand.) 

  The exhibition ended with a Da Vinci gift shop where you could purchase lots of different products.....  Books on Da Vinvi (I ended up buying a $120.00 book on The Vatican and its art works. You can view a video of that book here.) Da Vinci dolls which looked more like gnomes than Da Vinci to me. Gear clocks in various colours- I bought one of those. Magnetic sand hourglasses. Computer cases and headphones.... And they even had a booth with regards to 3D printing, and it was really interesting to hear more about the 3D printer pen.   In all, it was a very interesting exhibition and I learnt a lot from it. If you're a fan of Da Vinci, or want to know more about the accomplishments surrounding his life, I highly recommend this exhibition. If you're not very familiar with his works, I suggest going on a guided tour.

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