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American Art Awards awards The Leonardo with Best Gallery or Museum in Utah.

Press Release | May 2018

The Leonardo won the distinction of Best Gallery Or Museum In Utah, 2018, and one of American Art Awards 25 Best American Galleries / Museums, 2018.

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USTAR companies recognized at 16th annual Utah Innovation Awards

Press Release | April 30, 2018

2018 Utah Innovation Awards winners will have their technologies featured and on exhibit in the coming months at The Leonardo Museum located in downtown Salt Lake City.

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The Leonardo Receives IEEE Award

Press Release | March 27, 2018

The Leonardo Receives IEEE Award For STEM Education.

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Women’s awards unveiled in honor of Salt Lake City’s first female mayor

KSL & Deseret News | March 24, 2018

As she introduced the awards at a luncheon at The Leonardo museum, Biskupski recalled how in 2005, the president of the International Ski Federation said it was not appropriate for women to participate in ski jumping from a “medical point of view.”

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Your weekend: From sight to smell to sound, a feast of the senses awaits

Deseret News | March 22, 2018

“City Blocks,” a new exhibit at the Leonardo Museum, features a handful of well-known Salt Lake City landmarks rendered in Lego bricks.

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Starting Spring Off Right

Daily Utah Chronicle | March 21, 2018

There are many museums to go to in the Salt Lake area, like the UMFA or the Leonardo, and you can venture out to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium or the Hogle Zoo.

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Salt Lake landmarks get LEGO treatment in new ‘City Blocks’ exhibit at The Leonardo

Salt Lake Tribune | March 16, 2018

Check out large-scale models of Temple Square, Salt Lake City Main Library and other Utah landmarks built from LEGO bricks in The Leonardo’s newest exhibit, “City Blocks,” opening Saturday, March 17.

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‘Everything is awesome’ at the Leonardo’s new SLC-themed Lego exhibit

Deseret News | Court Mann– March 19, 2018

During the exhibit’s first few weeks, attendees can help museum staff build a Lego re-creation of the Leonardo building itself.

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New display at The Leonardo offers interactive LEGO block activities, models

KUTV | Jennifer Weaver – March 16, 2018

Visitors get an up close and personal view of the creations, which also details the design process of the models using principles of STEM education.

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Family Night at The Leonardo Begins

The Leonardo | In Partnership with – April 28, 2017

Salt Lake’s most creative museum kicks off a new tradition.

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The Leonardo and Women Tech Council Unveil New Exhibit Experience at The Leonardo Highlighting Women Innovators

The Leo Blog | In Partnership with Women Tech Council – November 22, 2016

Exhibit honors the tremendous impact of women in business and technology.

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Leonardo Brings Back Mummies Of The World Exhibition

Gephardt Daily | Daisy Blake – December 4, 2015

Arts and science museum The Leonardo is bringing back the Mummies of the World exhibition in time for Christmas.

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‘Dining in the Dark’ challenges sensory perception

Deseret News | Tom Smart – November 2, 2015

Salt Bisto’s Chef J. Looney serves entrees Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Salt Lake City, at a preview of “Dining in the Dark,” an upcoming event at The Leonardo and Salt Bistro.

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Spooky Science! Find your inner mad scientist!

Temple Square | Aubrey Nielson – October 23, 2015

The Leonardo was named after the great Leonardo da Vinci, not for his ability to paint, but for his avid and constant curiosity to discover. I recently went to The Leonardo with the question: what will I discover? My question was answered with even more questions.

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Dining in the Dark

Salt Lake City Weekly | Ted Scheffler – October 21, 2015

Blackout Dinner
In conjunction with Halloween and their newest exhibit,Perceptions: The Illusion of Reality, which focuses on the human senses, The Leonardo and Salt Bistro will be home to a truly unique dining experience on Friday, Oct. 23, called Dining in the Dark.

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Leo After Hours: The Science of Fear

Elenor Heyborne | Utah Policy – October 12, 2015

What happens inside your brain and body when you are afraid? What causes this feeling and reaction? When do normal fears become neuroses, and why do we seek out the things that scare us?

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Spooky Science! Find your inner mad scientist!

Dawn’s Delights | Dawn – October 5, 2015

Do your kids love science as much as mine do? Find your inner mad scientist at the Leonardo!!! We love how much they are learning while having fun. The Leonardo has been spookified by science.

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Spooky Science Taking Over The Leonardo

KSL | Haley Smith – September 24, 2015

As fall gets underway, you’ve likely got Halloween on the brain. The Leonardo in Salt Lake has a new exhibit called Spooky Science that is a great way to discover your inner mad scientist this Halloween season. From hair raising, to mind-bending, to a behind the scenes look at making the sound effects of your favorite movies, there’s an activity for everyone at the Leonardo right now.

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The Leonardo Announces the Return of Spooky Science and NEW Exhibit: Perception

PR Web | Veronica Vasquez – September 14, 2015

The Leonardo is excited to announce the expansion of our annual Halloween experience Spooky Science and the opening of a new, original exhibit entitled Perception: The Illusion of Reality. Both exhibits open Friday, September 18, 2015. New this year, the terror-tinged themes of Spooky Science will find a home throughout the museum. Visitors will have the opportunity to find their inner mad scientist with fun, mind-bending activities for the whole family.

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MIT, Harvard students cycle across country to mentor high schoolers

Deseret News | Jasen Lee – July 25, 2015

For aspiring high achieving students, getting the opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the best and brightest young scientific minds in America for two whole days — for free — would be one of the “coolest things ever,” as one student put it.

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MIT and Harvard students bike into SLC to teach STEM workshops

Silicone Slopes | Tessa Curry – July 17, 2015

A group of seven students from MIT and Harvard, in collaboration with Spokes America, edX and Teach for America, are biking their way across the United States to teach middle and high school students about STEM.

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STEM Fest at The Leo

Salt Lake Magazine | Glen Warchol– July 14, 2015

Seven MIT and Harvard engineering students will hold an Engineering Learning Festival at The Leonardo museum of science, innovation and art at which they will mentor middle and high school students about the possibilities of STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math).

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Live with Casey: The Leonardo

KUTV 2 | Casey Scott – July 10, 2015

(KUTV) Casey was “finding his genius” at The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City. Join The Leonardo for a bubble party on July 11 from 3-5:00 p.m. They still have a summer of fun for you with camps and interactive learning.

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Deena on the local scene: July 10

KUTV 2 | Deena Marie – July 10, 2015

Deena Marie was in studio talking about fun, local events coming up the weekend of July 10.

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CoLABorART returns to The Leonardo

Salt Lake Magazine | Jaime Winston – June 25, 2015

Locally and nationally acclaimed artists will be pairing off for The Leonardo’s third annual CoLABorART, just in time for the Utah Arts Festival.

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My Mommy Style | Camille – June 24, 2015

One of the funnest experiments the kids did was create their own growing spheres made from Polymers. These little spheres disappear when in water because light flows through them at the same rate as water and makes it appear as if the only thing in the jar is water itself.

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My Mommy Style | Camille – June 24, 2015

This Summer I was looking for activities for my children to be involved in that would broaden their thinking and give them time to be creative in a new way.

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Salt Lake Artists Collaborate for Arts Festival Event at Leonardo

Gephardt Daily | Daisy Blake – June 24, 2015

Nearly a dozen artists will come together this weekend for a collaborative art project at the Leonardo museum downtown. ColLABorART is running for it’s third consecutive year in the Studio @ The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South. This year ten artists have been asked to participate, working in pairs to create a work of art across a range of mediums.

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Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2015

Utah Review | Les Roka – June 16, 2015

In its third year as a festival venue, The Leonardo, on the south side of Library Square, also will feature several free, public activities on the science and technology museum’s main floor, which will include making technical objects with a master engineer and balloon crafts, among others.

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24 Hours in Salt Lake City

Savoir There | Jaillan Yehia – June 12, 2015

The Leo as it is known locally is a multi-disciplinary museum, art gallery and science and tech space that was named after Leonardo da Vinci, as a nod to his unique desire to learn.

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Savory Salt Lake: Put it in Your Mouth and Sqeeze

SLUG Magazine | Alex Springer – May 28, 2015

Listening to experts like Eva’s Charlie Perry walk you through the culinary tapestry of their featured cuisine is one of the most enjoyable parts of Savory Salt Lake. The way words like “grated Manchego cheese” or “braised beef shoulder” roll off their tongue betray the reverence that these chefs have toward their product.

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Summer Camps at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City

My Mommy Style | Camille – May 28, 2015

It’s time! Summer is finally upon us and I am so excited to have time to slow down the clock and relax with my kids poolside and at the park. I love lazy mornings and late nights around a campfire with no need to worry about bed times or homework.

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Mind Riot in Salt Lake City

KCSG TV – May 20, 2015

It’s time! Summer is finally upon us and I am so excited to have time to slow down the clock and relax with my kids poolside and at the park. I love lazy mornings and late nights around a campfire with no need to worry about bed times or homework.

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The Leonardo and new Spark! Exhibit

Utah’s Adventure Family – April 29, 2015

It’s time! Summer is finally upon us and I am so excited to have time to slow down the clock and relax with my kids poolside and at the park. I love lazy mornings and late nights around a campfire with no need to worry about bed times or homework.

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Team Dinner at The Leonardo

REAL Salt Lake – April 28, 2015

Friday, April 24th, Real Monarchs met at The Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City for a team activity, tour, and autograph signing with fans. The team toured The Leonardo and worked in the hands on exhibits including Leonardo’s Studio, Leonardo’s Workshop, and the Science Lab.

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Adventures at The Leonardo

The White House Blog | Suzie Q – April 27, 2015

I was given the very fun opportunity to take my boys to The Leonardo museum in downtown Salt Lake City today. We had such a great time! Even though my boys are young, 3 1/2 and 1, they had a blast and there was always something for them to do and look at.

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Live with Casey: The Leonardo

KUTV | Casey Scott – April 15, 2015

What is “Spark?” Is it that feeling you get when you know you’re on to something big or is it that irresistible flow of an idea that’s just about to burst into reality?  The Leonardo is Utah’s Center for Exploration is for visitors of all ages. They can exercise their curiosity, their creativity and experience one-of-a-kind, interactive exhibits and an ongoing calendar of public programs, workshops and classes. To honor Leonardo’s birthday, they’re giving you 10% OFF admission on April 15 only. Come prepared to celebrate with special activities all day long!

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Student artists ‘Spark!’ at The Leonardo’s new exhibit

Salt Lake Tribune | Sean Means – April 10, 2015

Katie Wesley started with a hopeful question: “What would make the world a better place?”
Katie, a 13-year-old student at West Hills Middle School in West Jordan, took the many answers she got for that question — from everyday people and the celebrities and would-be superheroes she met at Salt Lake Comic Con — and put them into a video.
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The Leonardo Opens New Exhibition SPARK! Ignite Creativity

Gephardt Daily | Daisy Blake – April 14, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – APRIL 14, 2015 The Leonardo has opened its latest original exhibition, SPARK!: Ignite Creativity. Developed in partnership with local artists and drawing from thousands of submissions from the Utah PTA’s annual Reflections competition, this interactive collective features over 700 pieces of original 2D and 3D art, original writings, music, multimedia works, live performances and more and fills nearly 10,000 square feet of space.
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Utah Bride and Groom // White Party

Ryan Hinman Films – April 6, 2015

Utah Bride and Groom // White Party
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Live with Brooke hosting Bruce Kizerian from The Leonardo

KUTV – April 1, 2015

(KUTV) Brooke was in-studio with Bruce Kizerian, an engineer from The Leonardo, turning science into magic. Bruce showed off his cat levitating formula. If you want to see one of Bruce’s authentic demonstrations
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Our Day at the Leonardo!!!

Dawn’s Delight Blog – March 22, 2015

We were invited recently to visit The Leonardo here in Utah. We had never been to The Leonardo, and had heard so many wonderful things about it. We went last weekend during the Pi Day Celebration. The games they had for everyone along their exhibits was so much fun and educational.
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9 memorable adventures to have with your family this year

Andrew James with 24 Salt Lake – March 19, 2015

Spring Break is coming up fast, and The Leonardo is hosting Camp Cranium for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. There are two camps to choose from depending on your child’s age.
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MindRiot Takes Brainstorming To A New Level

Highland Rambler – March 16, 2015

“Three days. 100 high school students. Cash prizes.” This is the enigmatic slogan of MindRiot, a three-day competition held during the second week of June at The Leonardo museum. The competition changes every year, however the concept has remained the same: get a group of the most unique, most capable teens in Utah and give them a real-world problem to solve. The groups that comes up with the most innovative and feasible solution are awarded with up to $5,000 in cash prizes.
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3.14.15 makes for an extra special Pi Day

Fox 13 – March 14, 2015

The Leonardo in Salt Lake City held a party for Pi Day Saturday, see the video above for footage of the fun. Check out the story below for more information about the origin of the mathematics-themed celebration.
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Express – Spring 2015, Episode 2

Express from SLCC Voices – February 19, 2015

Spencer Hill anchors this episode of Express. Topics include the Anatomy Games, SLCC president Deneece Huftalin’s response to President Obama’s free community college proposal, the SLCC radio program with station manager Zac Hodge, and Rainn Wilson’s upcoming visit to Salt Lake Community College.
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Biology, ‘Jeopardy’ style: Students quizzed at Body Worlds’ Anatomy Games

The Globe by Brook Cummings-Arnold – February 13, 2015

Students from Salt Lake Community College collaborated with West High School students in a group trivia competition called Anatomy Games on Feb. 5. The Leonardo Museum and Body Worlds sponsored the event, which was held at the museum in downtown Salt Lake City.
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Things to do with Family in Salt Lake City

By Carly: From Africa to America – February 4, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, our family road-tripped to Salt Lake City, Utah. This growing city is becoming one of our favorite nearby destinations. Of course, the fact that I grew up in Utah obviously makes me biased, but with no family left currently living there, we have found that it still remains an exciting and enjoyable travel destination.
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Best Science Museums & Planetariums to Visit on Your Family Weekend Getaway

Vacation Idea – February 2, 2015

Most children are interested in science while growing up and if you nurture their interest it will blossom into a life-long passion for exploring the wonders of the natural world. A hands-on exhibit, workshop or an enthusiastic speaker will make kids even more excited to learn new scientific concepts at home and in school. Plan your family vacation to one of these amazing science museums in the U.S. If you have been stargazing in your back yard, a trip to a planetarium can give the whole family new ideas for further exploration. If you live in a city, seeing a projection of the Milky Way may inspire you to take a family trip to a remote destination where you can observe the clear night sky. All the museums that made our list are one-of-a-kind.
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Anatomy Games at The Leonardo

KSL By Jennifer Hardman – January 30, 2015

Utah students compete in the first Anatomy Games at The Leonardo.
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3 Main “Draws” of the Leonardo’s Drink and Draw Event

Merco Local – January 23, 2015

The Leonardo Museum has its heart set on culturing you, even from beyond the confines of their exhibitions. They know you’ll always learn a fun fact or two after a stroll around their galleries, but their ultimate goal is to transform you into an outstanding member of the Salt Lake cultural elite. We’re not talking sissy tea-time etiquette, either; this is the kind of refinement you can only find after the sun goes down, and in a place where there are no children allowed.
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Refresh: The Leonardo

Brooke Graham, KUTV – January 8, 2015

(KUTV) Bruce Kizerian, master engineer at The Leonardo museum, joined Brooke Graham to show some fun ways to learn lessons about mechanics with creative items. The objects teach lessons about simple machines that children learn at the museum including some paper airplane tips.
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Homelessness As An Art Form

By Daisy Blake with Gephardt Daily – January 5, 2015

The Leonardo’s latest original exhibit, “No Fixed Address” aims to give community members who have no fixed address the chance to introduce themselves. Developed in collaboration with Utah’s leading community service organizations, this photography and multi-media exhibition was created to inspire understanding, compassion and dialogue, supply information on a complex issue and catalyze action.
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Salt Lake City’s EVE WinterFest gets rolling

The Salt Lake Tribune – December 30, 2014

Salt Lake City’s sixth annual EVE WinterFest kicked off Monday. The three-day celebration is expected to bring some 40,000 people to downtown Salt Lake City to celebrate the end of 2014. EVE headquarters are at Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple.
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