Unveiling Leonardo’s Horse
The Da Vinci Science Center displays a three-foot replica of Leonardo’s Horse in its main lobby, which was dedicated when the Science Center re-opened in its current location in 2005. We will be unveiling an updated exhibit in honor of our 20th anniversary.
Leonardo envisioned “Il Cavallo” in the 15th century, but war and circumstance prevented him from completing his masterpiece. Through the non-profit Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse, Inc., the late Charles C. Dent and then his nephew Peter C. Dent actualized Leonardo’s vision unveiling a 24-foot bronze horse statue in Milan, Italy, on Sept. 10, 1999, before a global audience.
The current Science Center took shape in 2003 with the merger of the Discovery Center of Science and Technology and Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse, Inc.