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Giants, Dragons & Unicorns Take Over the History Center

“Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures” arrives from the American Museum of National History on Oct. 2

Did you know there’s a History Center in downtown Orlando? Now’s a great time to take the kids to see the Orange County Regional History Center’s special exhibition: Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures. This interactive exhibit delves into the worlds of science, myth and legend to captivate the imagination of visitors of all ages.

The exhibition traces the origins of mythic creatures, revealing both surprising similarities and differences in the ways people around the world envision and depict legendary creatures of the air, land, and water — sea monsters, mermaids, unicorns, griffins, dragons and more.

A local history addition to the exhibition will include our very own Central Florida creatures, from the merpeople of Weeki Wachi Springs to the elusive Skunk Ape. Be on the lookout — you might even spot the Orlando Magic’s Stuff the Magic Dragon at the museum!

“This playful, ingenious look at mythical creatures invites visitors to explore how the natural world has inspired legends that have enthralled generations,” said Pam Schwartz, executive director of the History Center. “From fun photo ops to creating your own ‘bestiary’ of mythical creatures, it’s an experience that offers visitors a break from the realities of today.”

Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures will be on display through Jan. 23, 2022. Programs for all ages sponsored by the Orlando Magic and Florida Humanities will complement the exhibition, including free family days on Saturday, December 4 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Saturday, January 22 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.).

Check out the Instagram Reel from our visit: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CUvb2wDlpgQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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