This Halloween season, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Country (NHM) will present a series of public events in conjunction with its major new exhibition “Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs.” From an open-air Spider Pavilion and community costume party to the “Haunted Museum” and live performances, the festivities will engage visitors of all ages and include exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to “Mummies.” On view through Jan. 18, “Mummies” is the first touring exhibition of The Field Museum in Chicago’s collection of mummies, offering an unprecedented and immersive look at 20 mummies originating in Egypt and Peru.
The “Haunted Museum” will take place on Oct. 25 from 5-8 p.m., and “Rock like an Egyptian” with the Death Valley Girls will be on Oct. 29 from 8:39 p.m.-midnight. A Citizen Science Meet Up event, “Creatures of the Night at Hart,” will celebrate bat week on Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. The Halloween all-nighter, “The Art of Mounting,” is an adult sleepover with plenty of lectures. The Spider Pavilion, featuring more than 300 arachnids, will be open through Nov. 8 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Additional exhibits will complement the Halloween events, including an extensive lecture series by some of the world’s leading Egyptologists, archeologists, anthropologists and forensic experts and covering the latest discoveries in the field.
For more information and tickets, visit www.nhm.org.
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