Centre d'Exposition de Montréal opens second exhibition! - Leonardo da Vinci MAN / INVENTOR / GENIUS explores amazing inventions of the original Renaissance Man

                           Exhibition opens April 7
                     On the 5th floor of the Eaton Centre
                          Tickets on sale Saturday!

    MONTREAL, April 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The internationally acclaimed,
world-class exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius will be
presented at the new Centre d'Exposition de Montréal located in the heart of
downtown, on the 5th floor of the Eaton Centre starting April 7. This
exceptional exhibition has already been presented in major cities worldwide
including Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Chicago, Seattle and Houston.
    Presented by Serge Grimaux and Paul Matte, and produced by EMS Exhibits
this amazing interactive exhibition is the second "edutainment" event at the
new Centre d'Exposition de Montréal. This new venue, offering Montrealers
unique cultural and entertaining exhibitions opened last November with the
presentation of Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition who will be presented until
June 30.

    About the exhibition

    "While visiting The Exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius,
the public will see how he certainly was the most diversely intelligent person
to have ever lived," said Montreal producer Serge Grimaux. "They'll be able to
understand where he got his inspiration and also interact with some of his
inventions and see how many of them react in an environment simulated by
    Visitors will explore more than 60 custom-built wooden models of
Leonardo's most innovative designs and inventions, including a hang glider,
helicopter, military tank and elegant bridge structures - many of which can be
seen realized in today's technology. These models have been produced in vivid
detail from his original drawings by skilled Italian craftsmen in Florence,
Italy. Numerous models will be interactive and hands-on, and guests are
encouraged to push, pull and crank for a greater understanding of their
purpose and operation.

    Ticket information and schedules

    - Exhibition in English and in French - Centre Eaton - 5th Floor
    - Schedule: Sunday to Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.;
                Thursday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    - Tickets available at all Ticketpro outlets. Online purchasing:
      www.ticketpro.ca; phone orders: (514) 790-1111 or 1-866-908-9090
                 - Adults: $11.75 on week days - $13.75 on weekends
                 - Children, seniors and students: $9.00
                 - Family package (2 children, 2 adults) $32.00
                 - Plus service charges

    Information: www.expodavinci.ca

For further information:

For further information: Media relations: Sylvie Brunetta, Brunetta Etc!
Communications, (450) 628-4014, sbrunetta@brunettaetc.com

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