Get inspiration from a genius

October 14, 2010 —

The Mona Lisa is the first thing people think of when they hear the name Leonardo da Vinci, but he was also an amazing inventor, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect.

The Science Center of Iowa is hosting, Da Vinci: The Genius now through January 16, 2011. The interactive exhibit includes detailed anatomical sketches, war weapons and an IMAX movie.


Andrea Cooley gets paid to post on Facebook and Twitter (among other things) to promote Des Moines University to prospective students. She is a Midwest girl at heart, but loves to travel around the country visiting friends and family. If Des Moines had mountains or an ocean she’d never leave. Before joining the DMU marketing team, she was an editor for Country Home magazine. She’s still a little obsessed with magazines, so if you want to talk about decorating, remodeling or gardening projects she’s your go-to girl.