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Fright Nights: All Wrapped Up with The Mummy 

This event has been cancelled; see below for more information
Key art for Fright Nights: The Mummy film


This event has been cancelled; see below for more information

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This event has been cancelled.

In response to State and County directives about social distancing, we have postponed or cancelled all our onsite and community programs and events through Friday, April 30.  This includes cancellation of our Fright Nights programs.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming online programming! Please check back here soon or join our e-mail newsletter for up-to-date information.

Fright Nights: The Science Behind Scary Movies 

In celebration of the exhibition, Natural History of Horror, join us this evening as we explore the classic horror film, The Mummy (1932) and dissect how scientific discoveries have stirred fear and inspired creativity in people past and present.  

The evening includes access to the exhibition, rare museum collection displays, special effects makeup artist demonstration, hands-on workshop, a special performance, pre-film conversation and film screening. 

Drinks will be available for purchase and complimentary light snacks will be available while supplies last. 


5:30 pm: Guest Exploration 
6 pm: Performances
7 pm: Pre-film conversation followed by film screening
9 pm: Program concludes 

  • All audiences and ages are welcome. This film is not rated and is 73 minutes.  
  • Pre-film conversation is geared towards an adult audience. 
  • The film screening will take place in one of the Museum's historic mammal halls. Seating will open at 7 pm and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no early seating. 
  • We aim to make NHM an exciting, educational, and enjoyable experience for everyone. If you have any questions about your visit and the services we offer, contact our Call Center at 213.763.3466 or info@nhm.org. We ask that any requests for special accommodations be made at least 48 hours in advance.