• Posted:Friday, September 18, 2009
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Don't make me angry... You wouldn't like me when I'm angry
I'm going back a few years now but I can still remember the glory days of my wasted youth, spent huddled beneath the bedclothes with a torch - well past bedtime, of course - reading and re-reading my favourite superhero stories and wishing I could fly or shoot spider webs out of my wrists. That would have been cool. As it was, nothing exciting like being bitten by a radioactive insect ever happened to me but I lived my heroes' experiences every single night.

If you're anything like me - and the above reads like a snippet from your own autobiography - then you'll be as excited as I am to hear about an exhibition that is soon to open at Rochester, New York's Strong National Museum of Play on October 17th. The American Comic Book Heroes: The Battle of Good vs. Evil is the celebration of 70 years worth of superhero action, featuring life-size statues of all my old faves - Spider-man, Superman, Batman, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.

Every kid's dream - and probably a lot of adults' as well - the museum is also offering to enrol visitors in Super Powers School where, by entering a mirrored booth (much like Superman's telephone box, I imagine), you can magically assume a new identity, complete with cape and costume. By going through interactive stations, you can pick up powers like super strength, memory, balance, flight and reflexes. Roll on, October 17th - all my childhood dreams are about to come true!

If, however, you like cartoons but comics just don't work for you, backpack to Cornwall - also in New York - where the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is offering you the chance to track a wily coyote (although probably not the one in the kid's TV show).ADNFCR-2435-ID-19367717-ADNFCR
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