Join us for the first ever Dragon Festival at VMNH on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about the connections between natural history and dragon lore across the world.
This festival will include a variety of displays, hands-on activities, fascinating presentations, delicious foods and much more. Meet the Vikings of the Valley and learn about their armor and weaponry. Enjoy face painting, balloon animals, green screen photos, and a Chinese dragon dance.
Additional activities and displays will highlight:
- Carboniferous fossil plants (the central natural history/biology piece of this hypothesis!)
- Dragons around the World
- Dragons in Folklore
- Dragons in Art
- Dragons in Science – dragonflies, ecology of fire, Carboniferous forests, geology, lycopods, and more
- Medieval culture and it's influence on dragon lore
Learn more about the Dragon Research Collaborative, which spawned the idea for this one-of-a-kind festival: http://www.dragonrc.org/history/
Presented in partnership with: