Vikings: Beyond the Legend, a globe-trotting exhibit mounted by the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm that will storm the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, beginning Friday, March 10, for a run through August 13. But don’t expect to confront the usual stereotypes of plundering, bearded savages in animal skins, hand-hewn armor and horned helmets. Vikings instead pays homage to ancient Norse craftsmanship, culture and mythology, with help from the largest traveling collection of Viking artifacts in the world, 500 objects strong. And it goes big, with full-scale model ships, including the virtual excavation of a longboat that uncovers tools and weapons, examples of traditional clothing and crafts, and an intro to the myths of Odin, Thor and Freyja. Exhibit tickets for non-members are $17.95 to $25.95 during daytime hours (optional audio tours can be added for $5), or $6 to $9 for abbreviated evening hours. Prices are discounted for members. Learn more or purchase tickets in advance at dmns.org.
Journey back to the times when Vikings ruled the North Atlantic and sailed the seas in centuries past at