COLUMBUS – Dragons have stolen the heart of kids and adults for years. Gentle creatures like puff the magic dragon to HBO’s game of thrones. COSI decided to open its doors to The American Museum of Natural History’s Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids: Mythic Creatures on February 23 to September 2. The exhibit, highlights where the fact and the fiction separated with these mystical animals, and how lore and folklore kept them alive throughout history.
“This exhibition combines mythical lore with scientific undercurrents, tracing the origins of these popular and fascinating fictional creatures and exploring the often factual inspiration behind them,” said Dr. Frederic Bertley, COSI president and CEO. “Through large scale models, real fossils and beautiful artwork, people of all ages will start to understand the intriguing stories behind these mythic creatures and their role throughout history in many cultures.”
“We are very pleased to continue our ongoing collaboration with COSI with the presentation of ‘Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids: Mythic Creatures,’” said Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History. “This exhibition, with its exploration of how nature has informed and inspired the human imagination, was extremely popular with visitors in New York, and we’re very excited now to share it with audiences in Columbus.”
The exhibit features real to life models and replicas of real preserved specimens that explain where fact started and lore took off. A 19-foot wingspan dragon, 10 foot long unicorn, 11-foot-long Roc, and 12 foot long kraken are all models that are on display.
More information on Cosi exhibit can be found here: https://cosi.org/zoo/item/dragons-unicorns-mermaids-mythic-creatures-opening-soon-at-cosi