I have childhood memories of spending hours staring at natural history dioramas in dimly lit museums. Somehow they present an idealised view of the natural world; more real than reality. Such exhibits remain mired in controversy. Are they educational objects or mere hunting trophies? Watching groups of young children looking on in wonder would suggest the former. However, new interactive multimedia displays, although arguably less inspirational, probably have more educational value and are less controversial than killing and mounting prime examples of vulnerable signature species for display.
For me, they remain art objects of true wonder which prompted have me to seek out such spectacular scenes in real life.