Trying to discover how humans could fly, Leonardo da Vinci used his observations of birds. Dating to 1505, the Codex on the Flight of Birds contains 18 pen and brown ink folios that offer insight into the mind of the creative genius. On loan from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, Italy, the original Codex will be on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for a limited engagement.
National Air and Space Society members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a special evening with this extraordinary display and hear directly from the curator of the exhibition. Dessert and coffee will be served.
The preview is for members of the Museum's National Air and Space Society and their guests only. There is no charge for Society members to attend, but advance reservations are required. If you are already a member, visit airandspace.si.edu/forms/membertickets to reserve tickets. If you would like to become a member, visit airandspace.si.edu/membership. Membership dues directly support the National Air and Space Museum and begin at just $35.