Troll Exhibit on Display in Dayton


Artist Thomas Dambo, from Copenhagen, Denmark is the world’s leading recycle artist and he has brought his art to Dayton! Just over a 2 hour drive from Toledo, Aullwood Audubon is the new home of Dambo’s “The Troll That Hatched an Egg” exhibition. The exhibits consist of giant troll sculptures Bo, Bodil, and Bibbi along with their troll-sized bird nest, one of only nine Dambo-created exhibitions in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Bo takes a break from collecting sticks

Aullwood is a place full of birds, nature, ecosystems, and conservation which is reflected heavily in the trolls’ story which can be read online for free here or on display in the lobby of the nature center and farm discovery center. A special commemorative version of the story that features a map is also available for the small fee of $5 at the nature center and farm. Dambo says that everything he makes is made out of things laying around which means he can build really large structures with a very small footprint or environmental impact. The exhibition also pays tribute to Dayton’s aviation history.This is a permanent exhibit created specifically for Aullwood Audubon.

Bibbi learns to fly

Bibbi learns to fly

Admission to Aullwood Audubon is $13 for adults 13 to 64, $10 for seniors 65+, $8 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under, however paid members get free admission with a variety of other perks. There are no extra admission costs to see the trolls.


Don’t miss out on these wondrous statues buried into a beautiful nature scene!

For any questions, call 937-890-7360 or email