Mythical Menagerie at Science Museum Oklahoma

“Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie” is a never-before-seen exhibition of the original models, prototypes, bronzes, sketches and storyboards of the fantasy films of stop-motion animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen. The exhibition is the first of its kind in the U.S. and can only be seen in Oklahoma City.

Included in the nearly 150 artifacts at Science Museum Oklahoma will be original Medusa, Kraken and Bubo the Owl models from “Clash of the Titans,” Cyclops from “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad,” Skeleton Warriors from “Jason and the Argonauts,” the Centaur from “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” and the Baboon from “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.”

Ray Harryhausen’s Hydra from the 1963 film “Jason and the Argonauts.” Photo by Andy Johnson for The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.

The exhibition is part of the Harryhausen Foundation’s #Harryhausen100, a countdown to Harryhausen’s centennial on June 20, 2020. Now in its 30th year, the foundation archives, preserves and restores the Harryhausen collection and works to educate the public about his unique contributions to film history.

Science Museum Oklahoma is located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Daily general admission is $15.95 for adults (ages 13 to 64) and $12.95 for children (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (65 and older). Annual memberships begin at $95.

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