Welcome to the Crawl
The Cryptid critter crawl
About the Crawl
Welcome to the Cryptid Critter Crawl.
Explore the many outdoor cryptid artifacts around the children's museum grounds while listening to the matching audio stories on this mobile site.
It's best to listen to "Welcome to the Crawl" first and "Cryptid Conclusions" at the end, but the rest of the Crawl can be explored in any order.
Most importantly, have fun and be curious.
"X" marks the spot!
Any area marked with an "X" is the location of one of the amazing Cryptid artifacts. Explore the museum grounds and find them all around.
Download Cryptid Adventure Map for larger view or to print
"Welcome to the Crawl" - Audio Transcript
HOST This world is filled with unknowns.
VISITOR The Loch Ness monster
VISITOR Bigfoot! Yeah, bigfoot.
VISITOR The Snowman one… it’s got a real name I think… It’s like… Geti?
VISITOR Yetis! I love yetis!
VISITOR I think there’s like a frog person from Ohio.
HOST Cryptozoology is the study of and search for beings not commonly believed to exist.
VISITOR The giant anaconda
VISITOR Bear Dog!
HOST These beings are referred to as cryptids.
VISITOR The Kraken!
VISITOR Skunk Ape!
VISITOR Batsquatch, baby!
HOST Some cryptids originate in mythology.
VISITOR I love me some Unicorns.
HOST Some originate in folklore.
VISITOR Chupacabra, aka, the goatsucker.
HOST Some eventually turn out to be real animals.
VISITOR The duck-billed platypus was a cryptid until they actually caught one.
HOST Legends, lore, and tales of Cryptids stretch far and wide.
VISITOR The Mongolian Death Worm.
VISITOR British big cats.
VISITOR The Jersey Devil! What’s up!
HOST And now, well, the cryptids have come to Pittsburgh.
PROF. CHILDREN We’re finding evidence of these cryptozoological beings on a very regular basis. The museum grounds are exploding with crypto-artifacts. But not, literally exploding.
IMANI There’s no physical trace of it anywhere, but still… you can see it!.
INTERN 1 And they had, like, big wings, big BIG wings.
INTERN 3 Yeah yeah!
INTERN 2 And Glowing eyes. Bright red glowing eyes!
INTERN 3 Yeah, yeah. Yeah!
HOST So what brings the cryptids here? Where did they come from? Why a children’s museum of all places? And of course, what might they want?
PROF. CHILDREN We can’t speak for the cryptids, we’re a museum, not a cryptid. The question, as it stands, isn’t ‘what might they want, but, what can we do to better understand them? Answering that question begins with openness and, well, curiosity.
HOST So here we begin our journey into the unknown. We will come face-to-face with artifacts these elusive cryptids have left for us to discovered. We must be curious and open to things we have never experienced. And with a little luck, we may finally come face-to-face with something completely new.
Welcome, to the Cryptid Critter Crawl.