Leonardo's Bridges

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Thursday, February 24, 2011
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 9

For ages 6-9.
Bridges fascinated Leonardo. He draws the medieval stone arches that crossed the Arno. He inserts one in the landscape of the Mona Lisa He invents clever portable bridges for armies. Construct a puzzle to learn the block work of a Roman Arch in Florence, Italy, and the shops that grew up along it. Build a model of the futuristic arch Leonardo proposed to cross the Golden Horn for the Sultan of Istanbul.

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