By PAUL WALKE
Leonardo on Wheels, a traveling art, science and technology center, will be rolling into Orem and opening its doors for the public at Utah Valley State College on Monday.
Over 30 museum exhibits will be unloaded from a semi-truck and will transform the Hall of Flags on UVSC campus into a colorful laboratory where visitors can experiment with and experience principles of the arts and sciences.
Leonardo on Wheels is designed for the benefit of elementary school groups from Utah County, but the exhibit is open to the public on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. and March 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Adults enjoy the exhibit as much as the children do,” said Mickey Bachlor, who is helping to coordinate the event in Orem, “It is fun for everyone who attends.”
The hands-on exhibits will focus on motion, light, sound, balance, patterns, structure, energy and an indoor universe. Everyone there will have the opportunity to discover and explore the wonders of science.
Admission is $2.50 for children under 16, $3.50 for adults and $15 for families. All fees contribute to maintenance and creation of new exhibits as well as funding the program as it travels around the state.
Leonardo on Wheels is an outreach program of the future Gateway Center, a collaborative program of the Utah Arts Council, Hansen Planetarium and Utah Science Center Authority.