The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) has been turned into the mythical world of Westeros to promote HBO’s new House of the Dragon original series. Travel back 200 years where the reign of House Targaryen began, seat yourself on the Iron Throne forged with 1,000 swords, marvel at a dragon egg and ornate costumes, browse memorabilia and discover new legends with this limited-time experience.
This exciting snippet of what’s to come in the new Game of Thrones prequel will be on display from August 5th through September 7th, allowing fans to delve into fantastical history with some real science woven in. It’s also the closest you’ll get to the Targaryen dynasty, which will definitely get you hyped about the show—in case you aren’t already.
While you may wonder what any of this has to do with natural history, you might be surprised to know that the museum is home to one of the oldest, most unparalleled collections of Hollywood memorabilia and costumes. Admittedly, the gigantic dragon skull also fits in seamlessly amongst the vast collection of specimens.
This creative collaboration is an excellent marriage of science and mythology with unexpected links to discover. Access to the exhibit is free with paid admission to the museum and for members.