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Mythic Creatures

Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids

July 8, 2023 - March 31, 2024

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids traces the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most enduring mythological creatures from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and beyond. This alluring exhibition includes imaginative life-size models including a kraken, whose 12-foot-long tentacles appear to rise out of the floor of the gallery as if surfacing from the sea. Paintings and textiles, along with cultural objects from around the world ranging from a Chinese Parade dragon to Greek Coins that bring to light surprising similarities and differences in the ways people around the world have been inspired by nature to envision and depict these strange and wonderful creatures.

Mythic Miami

South Florida is a place of wonder and surprise, filled with tales of the fantastical creatures inhabiting our waters, forests, and skies. Lasting stories of Caribbean mermaids, the Chupacabra from Puerto Rico, and Florida’s own Skunk Ape have fascinated us for generations, while newly uncovered creatures make us imagine what else could be out there. Mythic Miami captures a few of these intriguing beings through stories and artifacts, giving us a glimpse into the worlds of these extraordinary creatures.

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org), in collaboration with The Field Museum, Chicago; Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau; Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney; and Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta.


Join us on Opening Day! July 8, 2023

The world is full of stories about magical events and imaginative beings. For thousands of years, humans everywhere—sometimes inspired by living animals or even fossils—have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs, and works of art.

Enter the magical world of myths and legends with our newest exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids. Join us on an adventure into a mythical world where we prance as unicorns, swim like mermaids, and fly like a phoenix. Explore this fantastic new show for the whole family. Click here to register

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