When: March 4-July 1 2012
A narwhal tusk was probably behind the myth of unicorns. Dinosaur fossils may have launched the tale of griffons. And who knows what sorts of beastly legends a West Sixth Street bender has inspired? Whatever the source, mythical beasts continue to intrigue us — as the recently launched Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids reminds us. Full of freaky fossils and eye-popping images, the Cleveland Natural History Museum exhibit nonetheless has a serious scientific purpose: tracing the connections between nature and legend, and exploring the cultural roots of some of the world’s most enduring myths. Highlights include a 120-foot-long Chinese parade dragon, a 10-foot unicorn, and a sharp-taloned roc with a 20-foot wingspan, along with a ton of interactive stations. The exhibit continues at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History through July 1. Admission is included in the regular museum ticket price . Check out the website for details.
Price: $10 adults, less for students, kids, and members