I got to sit back and appreciate the art that surrounds the dioramas. Above that glass case filled with taxidermied beasts was this bronze relief.
The kids understood that these were not plastic animals. They are the real preserved skins and hides of actual animals that were hunted so we could study them for ever. The could deal with that.
Then they realized there were baby animals there too.
It is old news, but there used to be a guy who would dumpster dive in Chinatown and using the skills of a taxidermist create new dead creatures.