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Beware the Scare at Natural History Museum Los Angeles!

If you have a strange curiosity for mysterious, eerie, and grotesque monsters, keep on reading. Just in time for Halloween Natural History Museum has a new exhibition "Natural History of Horror"!

Discover the science behind four classic horror films Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and Creature from the Black Lagoon at this new exhibit. Go behind-the-scenes and explore rare movie props, film footage, hands-on activities, and museum specimens.

Along the way, you'll discover 17 objects from NHM’s collections, and four early Universal movie monsters. The exhibition also features an interactive “lab” where you can step into the boots of a scientist as you try your hand at reanimation of a frog. You can also see some key props that were donated to the museum‘s History Department, including metal shackles Dr. Frankenstein used to restrain the monster. 

The Natural History of Horror exhibition unwraps the origins of one of the most terrifying of screen legends: the Mummy. The wonderful things inside — strange animals, statues, and gold — sparked an international obsession with ancient Egypt.


In the gallery, you will find Dracula in your midst, and immerse yourself in the vampire legends that were around for centuries before Bram Stoker published his mesmerizing novel of the same name in 1897.


The exhibit is open from October 10, 2019 through April 19, 2020, and is free with paid museum admission. For more information about this exhibition, please visit Natural History Museum's official website. This exhibit is not recommended for young children.



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