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May 1, 2018 -

The PumpHouse Museum's newest exhibit, Leonardo da Vinci: Relentless Curiosity, is set to open on Saturday, May 5. 

This exhibition explores the side of the famous artist Leonardo da Vinci that is less well known – his work as a Renaissance-era engineer. Come learn how his radical inventions connect with modern technology 4-500 years later, with a particular focus on Kingston connections.

The PumpHouse Museum at 23 Ontario St. also opens for the season on May 5!


What Else is Happening this Season


  • Trains & Tots – Join us every Tuesday from May 29 to Aug. 31 for a tot-inspired, learning experience. Sessions run at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each week we feature a different theme to keep tots entertained and learning.

To coincide with our exhibit, Leonardo da Vinci: Relentless Curiosity, weekly sessions focus on themes of science, art, and math. Let's build strong learning foundations together.

  • Discovery with da Vinci – After learning about the genius and mechanics behind Leonardo da Vinci's greatest designs, visit the Gordon C. Leitch Discovery Centre and create your own inventions. Drop-in to design and build your own creation to fulfill the design challenge!
  • Fort Night – Have you ever wanted to relive your youth? Come on down at 6 p.m. every Thursday for Fort Night from June 28 to Aug. 30! This is not your everyday fort building with blankets and chairs. Every week there will be a new challenge! We provide the items that you need to complete the challenge (but not the directions).
  • Late Nights at the PumpHouse – The museum is open late every Thursday from June 28 to Aug. 30.  Come in and experience everything that the museum has to offer from 5 – 8 p.m.  Admission is by donation.
  • Events – Doors Open, Canada Day and many more special events make the museum a destination all summer long. Visit www.KingstonPumpHouse.ca/whats-on/eventsfor a complete list of updated events.

Come Visit


The museum is open May 5 to Nov. 25, Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Late night Thursdays will run June 28 to Aug. 30, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The PumpHouse is located at 23 Ontario St. in Kingston.

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For more information and interview requests contact Julie Fossitt, manager, cultural marketing at 613-546-4291 ext. 1143 or jfossitt@cityofkingston.ca.