Date Info: Monday, December 17  
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12/17/2018 10:00 AM


Included with Admission  Paid Entry Only


The Science of Archimedes is an international traveling exhibit from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy. This exciting exhibit highlights both science and history through the inventions and scientific discoveries of one of the leading scientists of classical antiquity, Archimedes, who lived over 2,000 years ago.
Visitors will learn about machines, shapes, mathematics and solve puzzles as they investigate the stunning achievements of Archimedes, a man ahead of his time who inspired the greatest scientists in history.
Visitors can explore the science of Archimedes for themselves through interactive exhibits curated into four themes: Machines of the Ancient World; Energy Machines; The Power of Shapes; and Archimedes' Legacy.
THE FIRST GREAT AGE OF SCIENCE
Archimedes’ time, known as the Hellenistic era, started with the period of peace which began following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. While amassing a huge empire, Greek civilization achieved substantial scientific advancement. The merger of Egyptian and Mesopotamian technical knowledge (construction and arithmetic skills) with sophisticated Greek geometry gave the Greeks the military edge over their enemies.
During this period, Greek mathematicians led by Archimedes of Syracuse, revolutionized the world, inventing new machines for engineering and for war. They built lighthouses, harnessed the Sun’s energy using mirrors and discovered ways to balance large objects in water (buoyancy) in order to build huge ships. Using geometry, they were able to measure the Earth’s distance from the Sun, the size of our planet and even track its moment around the Sun.
EXPLORE THE EXHIBIT
**MUSEUM OPENS AT NOON ON SUNDAYS!**