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Mythic Creatures | Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids
September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Witte Museum Presents
Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids
September 28, 2019 to January12, 2020
Did dragons, unicorns and mermaids exist?
Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids investigates the science and history behind some of the world’s most legendary creatures. Examining models and replicas of preserved specimens, visitors will learn how misidentification, fear, and even imagination inspired tales of mythical beasts around the world that still fascinate us today.
Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids, a special traveling exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History featuring four enthralling sections, where visitors come face-to-face with a magnificent model of a 17-foot-long model dragon with a wingspan of over 19 feet, and examine creatures of water, land, air and of course, dragons.
- Creatures of Water examines creatures such as the kraken, sea monsters, mermaids and other ocean dwellers that give form to some of water’s essential mysteries.
- Creatures of Land features beings that walk the Earth. Many of these creatures appear to have body parts from ordinary animals combined in unusual ways.
- Creatures of Air explores winged mythological creatures such as the Greek sphinx, the Asian phoenix and the famous Pegasus.
- The Dragons round out the extensive examination of mythical creatures that claim a mythic presence around the world. These reptilian beasts with fabulous powers claim a mythic presence on at least three continents. With their enormous size, reptilian shape, and threatening teeth and claws, some dragons might easily be taken for cousins of Tyrannosaurus rex.