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‘Natural History of Horror’ Coming to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Frankenstein's lab

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles will explore the science behind some of your favorite classic horror films this fall when they debut a brand-new exhibit called “Natural History of Horror.”

Just in time for Halloween, the exhibit links science, history, and the art of movie-making by exploring scientific discoveries — from early experiments in animal electricity to the excavation of King Tut’s tomb — that inspired some of cinema’s most iconic monsters.

Exhibit guests will get to explore the scientific inspiration behind four early Universal Monster movies: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon through rare movie props, film footage, hands-on interactives, and 17 objects from the Natural History Museum’s collection.

“Natural History of Horror” will open on October 10, 2019, and run through April 12, 2020 and is part of regular admission to the museum.

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