Mary and Her Monster

This audacious and fascinating young woman from the early 1800’s challenged conventions, overcame obstacles, and found inspiration in the art, culture and science of her time.

The exhibit features interactive experiences that create an immersive environment where curious minds of all ages can learn about Mary’s life. Her novel Frankenstein was published when she was just 21 years old.

See Mary’s magic bookcase filled with artifacts and books from The Bakken collection, solve the puzzle of Frankenstein’s story illustrated by artist Zak Sally, and meet a living portrait of Mary that allows visitors to hear about the people, science, art and culture that inspired her.

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