The Leonardo in Downtown Salt Lake City gives guests a chance to experience interactive and thought-provoking exhibits.
Currently their main exhibit is Flight. It features airplanes, interactive games, and the chance to even sit in the cockpit of a huge plane that they fixed up to be in the exhibit. We probably spent the most time on the flight simulation. You sit in a chair with a little make-shift cockpit with a controller that allows you to maneuver the plane.
Once you go upstairs, there is a lot to see and do, especially for the kids. There are lots of things to explore and play with. Right now there there is a section of cardboard creations. My son loved those as he loves creating things out of cardboard. These, however, were amazing. The train was probably one of our favorites.
My favorite exhibit is the “Where Children Sleep.” When you walk in, there are different stations that you can crawl onto and sit and read these books that they have created. At first, I thought it was going to be a cute little story about different beds children have, maybe a princess bed, a fire engine bed, etc. I was definitely wrong, however. The book has a photo of a child from around the world and then a photo of their bedroom. Sometimes it’s a dirt floor, sometimes it’s a couch outside, and sometimes it’s a bed like what we’d expect with blankets, a mattress, and pictures of what the child likes on the walls. It was humbling to experience and I look forward to taking my children back and reading more of the book. The photos and stories are also on the walls around the exhibit in case you don’t want to sit and read.
We spent an hour there and probably only got through half of the museum. Apparently we missed out on some fun exhibits and sections, including one area where you get to draw all over the room, including on the walls.
The Leonardo Discount Code
Get an extra month of membership for free with the code KC0546. This code is valid until January 31, 2017. Learn more about memberships here.
Memberships include free general admission, discounts, and special events.