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BOZEMAN - A traveling exhibit of 41 full-sized machines based on sketches by Leonardo da Vinci opens later this month at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

In addition to painting the Mona Lisa, da Vinci sketched out plans for pedal-powered flying machines, a war tank, a water-powered sawmill, a wooden bicycle, a parachute and even a gear-powdered robot.

Scientists and Italian craftsmen built the machines for an exhibit that toured Eurepe for three years. Bozeman is the only stop in the northwest for "Leonardo da Vinci, Machines in Motion."

The exhibit opens May 29 and contines through Sept. 11. The exhibit cost $180,000 to bring in, so ticket prices are increasing to $9 for children, $12 for seniors and $13 for adults this summer.

 

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