Sometimes you just need the right exhibit to spur you onto getting that long suggested membership. The temporary Mythical Creatures display at the Science Center was the big draw for us, and well worth it.
We actually made an attempt to go the day before only to realize the museum closed early that day. But our second day choice was just perfect. It wasn’t busy, though parking was scarce due to hockey games nearby. We used my homeschool status for a discount and were ready to go and enjoy over an hour of educational fun.
While the mythical creatures were the main draw we did enjoy some of the other permanent displays this visit. We definitely need to come back and see more of those. Thankfully with the membership it is just a matter of choosing a day when Ken can take a half day.
I have a mountain of pictures to share so will do so. Though first – we hadn’t realized you could do this, but the large astronaut in the center of the building allows you to put your face in the helmet! So some of the kids did!
And of course… if there is dinosaurs we MUST examine them closely.
BUT I know you are all waiting for the big draw – sit back and enjoy the mythical (and some not so mythical) creatures! First off… DRAGON!
Now all Mermaids were beautiful… though one was.
And here is the creature some think inspired a lot of these… the manatee.
The Unicorn was another favourite.
Here is Echo with a replica horn. Some felt the narwhal was the inspiration for the unicorn’s single horn.
And then there were some animals that were actually a REAL thing…
Or the confusion that came from finding the remains of something.
This skull confused a lot of people making them think it was from a cyclops… it is actually a pygmy elephant skull!
There were multiple types of dragons.
Sir George slaying the dragon.
But my personal favourite is the Asian dragons.
But enough of my chatter… enjoy the last few images!