Some real. Some legend. All hungry.
Check out larger-than-life models of bloodsucking creatures and learn how different bloodsuckers earned their titles. Use magnifying glasses to see fossilized bloodsuckers up close. Step into the sounds of a Northwoods mosquito swarm, then play a game to discover which repellants best protect us from their bites. Take a journey through classic movies like Dracula in a mini movie theater and see a historical vampire hunting kit to discover where fact meets fiction.
Meet live bloodsuckers like leeches and lamprey
- An expansive display of bloodsucking species, from taxidermy birds to mounted or fossilized insects
- A recreation of a barber’s bloodletting station and interactive apothecary drawers telling the story of bloodletting in medicine
- A theater featuring clips of legendary bloodsucking creatures and characters from popular culture
- An array of life-sized sculptures featuring legendary bloodsuckers from cultures across the world
Blood sustains us all. People rely on your lifesaving blood donations, and there is no substitute for it today. The Field is proud to partner with Abbott and Versiti Blood Centers to host blood drives at the museum, and to offer participants and up to three guests complimentary basic admission plus admission to visit Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches.
Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches is produced and circulated by ROM (Royal Ontario Museum), Toronto, Canada.