About The Leonardo

Museum of Creativity and Innovation

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, an engineer, a scientist, an architect, a musician and a humanitarian, among many other things. One of his most important skills was learning how to learn. Consequently, Leonardo’s famous curiosity was a more important tool than his paintbrush. By experimenting, questioning and exploring the world around him, he asked questions nobody had ever asked before. Above all, he found answers nobody found before him. He made no distinction between art and science and saw the interconnectedness of all things.

The Leonardo is a non-profit community-powered museum which opened in 2011.

Once home to the Salt Lake City Public Library, The Leonardo’s downtown location has served the people of the Wasatch Front for nearly 50 years. As a result, The Leonardo is tremendously proud to carry on the legacy of community learning and invites you to become a part of our unique community powered museum experience.

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We created The Leonardo to honor and embody the spirit of this Renaissance Man. We see the world as he saw it: full of wonders to be uncovered, always asking why? Our museum is a place where you can freely wander and wonder. Come and discover your inner genius, just like Leonardo did. Look around. Ask the big questions. Have fun. Get your hands busy. Welcome.

Our Mission

It is The Leonardo’s mission to fuse science, technology and art in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation in people of all ages and backgrounds.