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Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids

  • Mythic Creatures mermaid @AMNH
    People around the world tell of water creatures that are half-fish and half-human. Mami Wata is one of the most popular—and powerful—African water spirits. See her in Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids, Feb. 16–June 9, 2019.
    © AMNH
  • Unicorn in Mythic Creatures @AMNH
    While many mythic creatures are man-eating monsters or evil spirits, others, such as unicorns, are powerful and peaceful. See her in Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids, Feb. 16–June 9, 2019.
    © AMNH

Dinosaurs Around the World 

  • T. rex from Dinosaurs Around the World
    Dinosaurs Around the World takes you on a dinosaur adventure and tour of an Earth very different from today. On view June 30, 2019–January 20, 2020.
    Credit: Imagine Exhibitions

X-treme Bugs

  • boy and bedbug
    What nightmares are made of: bed bug!
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • giant fuzzy bumblebee
    This bumblebee is large enough to see the fuzzy hairs on its body
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • mom, son w ladybugs
    There are some 5,000 species of ladybugs in the world.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • playing butterfly game
    Game: Match the bug with its unique habitat.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • giant honeybee
    Honey bees are important plant pollinators and make honey.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • live elephant beetle
    This live elephant beetle is among the Academy’s xtreme bugs.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • giant stinkbug, Xtreme Bugs
    The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is commonly found in houses, though not this large!
    Credit: Schmitz/Dinosaurs Unearthed
  • giant cockroach, Xtreme Bugs
    A way-larger-than-life Madagascar hissing cockroach in Xtreme Bugs lets visitors really see what makes the real species so successful in life
    Credit: Schmitz/Dinosaurs Unearthed
  • giant scorpion, Xtreme Bugs
    A giant scorpion in Xtreme Bugs.
    Credit: Schmitz/Dinosaurs Unearthed

Drawn to Dinosaurs

  • dinosaur skeleton by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Drawn to Dinosaurs, opening Nov. 1, 2015, delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
  • Poole sketches Haddy. Photo by Lauren Duguid
    Drawn to Dinosaurs opens with a paleo artist recreating plant-eater Hadrosaurus foulkii on a giant blackboard.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
  • Artist Jason Poole sketches Haddy. Photo by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Paleoartist Jason Poole sketches a detail on Haddy in Drawn To Dinosaurs.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS