Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it’s listed under “cause of death” and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with today’s Groupon to the International Cryptozoology Museum. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get admission for two adults (a $14 value).
- For $12, you get a family admission for up to four (a $28 value).
- For $29, you get a yearlong individual membership (a $60 value).
- For $45, you get a yearlong family membership for up to four (a $100 value).<p>
Featured in USA Today and RoadsideAmerica.com and voted Best Quirky Museum in Maine by Yankee Magazine, the International Cryptozoology Museum is devoted to studying mysterious animals, legendary monsters, and other creatures not officially recognized by the scientific community. Curator and renowned cryptozoology expert Loren Coleman has penned 35 texts on the subject and gathered relevant artifacts for more than 50 years.
Explore Coleman’s findings at the museum, which include a towering 8-foot, 400-pound sculpture of Bigfoot, a trout with fur, and a model of Nessie. Visitors can also inspect a footprint cast and hair sample from the Abominable Snowman that was found from a Himalayan expedition in 1959, well before the Snowman’s foray into R&B as DJ Yeti in the mid ’80s. Yearlong memberships ensure monstrous enjoyment for 12 months.
International Cryptozoology Museum
The logo for the International Cryptozoology Museum is a coelacanth, one of the science's great success stories. Believed to have gone extinct 65 million years ago, a specimen of the armored fish was caught off the coast of South Africa in 1938 and identified by museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer despite its false mustache. In the optimistic spirit of that amazing discovery, the International Cryptozoology Museum displays exhibits profiling such mysterious creatures as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Jersey Devil, along with lesser known beasties such as the Dover Demon, the Montauk Monster, and the Fiji Mermaid.
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