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What's this?

Have you ever seen a mermaid wearing a cowboy hat? Or an animal other than a unicorn with a long, spiraled tusk? Put your knowledge of mythic creatures to the test.

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Make Your Own Mythic Mask or Puppet

What happens when cyclops, the one-eyed giant from Greek mythology, meets Indonesia's shaggy lion-like Barong? Well, that's all up to you. Don these masks and tell your own mythic tale. 

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Mythic Mystery Map

Does a dragon always breathe fire? Can a unicorn have colorful, shiny scales? Find out how well you know your mythic creatures with this map challenge. 

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Mythic Creatures Books

From dancing dragons to those that breathe fire, ignite their imagination with this collection of kid-friendly titles selected for the Mythic Creatures exhibit. 

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Living on Ice

Can you solve these four chilly puzzles about how people and animals live in the Arctic? Put your story telling skills to the test and collect new OLogy trading cards. 

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Curriculum Materials

Water Books for Kids

From the day in the life of a pond to a trip through the NYC water supply system, examine the world’s most precious resource with these kid-friendly titles.

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Arctic Story Puzzles

Life in the icy Arctic isn't so hard if you're prepared! Solve the puzzle of how people and polar bears live in a land of ice. 

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Be a Water Saver

Wondering how you can use water more wisely? Print this check list of simple things that you can do to help protect fresh water and the living things that depend on it. 

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