Dinos and Dragons

Creative Concept

Throughout history, both dinosaurs and dragons have had a deep impact on cultures around the world. They’ve shaped how a lot of our cultures think. They’ve been widely portrayed in many forms of literature and entertainment.

To bring these back to the present time, we have created this show titled “Dinos and Dragons”. It showcases three themed areas: medieval, asian, and paleontology.
Visitors will begin exploring the cultural connections between people and dragons at the exhibit’s first area. There will be hands-on activities such as dissection and more. Activities for children will include putting on a puppet show in front of a castle backdrop, digging for realistic-looking dinosaur bones and fossils, a dragon texture rubbing project, and more.

“What we want people to walk away with is that science is a continuous quest for the truth.”
Andre Copeland,
The zoo’s interpretive programs manager

McAllen City