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Dinos and Dragons

  • Thursday, March 03, 2011
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael Park

All it takes is one look at the prehistoric pterodactyl perched inside
the entrance to Washoe County's Wilbur D. May Museum to understand why
people believed in dragons.

This robotic version of the primeval flying reptile is joined by nearly
a dozen other animatronic creatures, and a colorful array of knights,
ladies, samurais and kings for a fascinating new exhibit called Dragons
and Dinos that explores the relationship between dinosaurs and the
legendary dragons of the Middle Ages.

Exhibit highlights include:

* Over half a dozen animatronic dinosaurs, from Stegosaurus to the
mighty T-Rex from Wonderworks, along with an animatronic sea serpent and
35-foot long Chinese Parade Dragon
* European court with knights and ladies and displays illustrating
European dragons along with European beliefs about dragons
* Asian empirical court with samurais and ladies and displays
illustrating the Dragons of the Far East along with Asian beliefs about
* 5 murals of different color dragons along with explanations of
the symbolism behind each color
* An Enchanted Forest where children will be able to dress in
medieval costumes, put on puppet shows about knights, dragons and
dinosaurs, color dragons and dinosaurs at the coloring table, a peek
inside a magicians hut and other activities
* Parents may photograph children (of all ages) in cut-outs
depicting knights and a dragon or a princess and a dragon

Cost is $6.00 per person.  Please RSVP to Bethany at

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