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Fears and Phobias Tour

Face your fears with this tour! From creepy crawlies to ferocious fish, we’ve got plenty to give you the chills on this terrifying tour.

 

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Sacrifice Stones in Visible Vault

Sacrifice Stones
Level 2, Visible Vault
Get your heart beating. Visit the Cuauhxicalli, a basalt basin created specifically to hold sacrificial hearts and blood. The Aztecs believed that by performing certain rituals, they could ask the gods to perpetuate the great cosmic order of their world.

Dino Hall. The roars audio interactive on Mezzanine

Roars Interactive
Mezzanine, Dinosaur Hall
Have a roaring good time with this audio interactive. Located on the mezzanine level of the Dinosaur Hall, hear how Parasaurolophus used their long-curved crests to produce low-pitched bellows. Listen if you dare.

Locusts interactive in Becoming Los Angeles

Locusts
Level 1, Becoming Los Angeles
A plague has come to L.A. Well, it did. Back in the 1860s locusts swarmed all over Southern California, munching their way through large areas, causing massive havoc wherever they went.

Oarfish

Oarfish
Discovery Center, Level 2
Like a ghost from the deep, oarfish are rarely seen near the ocean’s surface, instead they stay at depths up to 3,000 feet. Oarfish can grow up to 36 feet long!

Natural History of Horror

Frankenstein
Level 1, Natural History of Horror
Come close to an embodiment of creepiness — Frankenstein. The movie about a scientist who brought a corpse back to life, which (here’s the twist) turned out to have a murderer’s brain.

Widow wall in Nature Lab

Widow Wall
Level G, Nature Lab
If you’re an adventurous arachnophobe, visit our Nature Lab widows. Crawling over miniature dioramas, these black and brown widows weave their webs, maybe after a visit they will weave their way into your heart.

Rats in Nature Lab

Rats
Level G, Nature Lab
Stop by our Nature Lab and have a chat with a furry rodent. Rats have lived alongside humans for thousands of years. They’re adaptable, aren’t picky about what they eat, and aren’t bothered by pesky humans. In fact, some people even raise rats as their own beloved pets!

Snakes in Nature Lab

Snakes
Level G, Nature Lab
Sssssscared? Don’t be! Snakes aren’t scary or slimy, these slithering sweeties will change your mind! See yourself the way a rattlesnake “sees” you with our heat-sensing mirror.

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Sacrifice Stones
Level 2, Visible Vault
Get your heart beating. Visit the Cuauhxicalli, a basalt basin created specifically to hold sacrificial hearts and blood. The Aztecs believed that by performing certain rituals, they could ask the gods to perpetuate the great cosmic order of their world.

Roars Interactive
Mezzanine, Dinosaur Hall
Have a roaring good time with this audio interactive. Located on the mezzanine level of the Dinosaur Hall, hear how Parasaurolophus used their long-curved crests to produce low-pitched bellows. Listen if you dare.

Locusts
Level 1, Becoming Los Angeles
A plague has come to L.A. Well, it did. Back in the 1860s locusts swarmed all over Southern California, munching their way through large areas, causing massive havoc wherever they went.

Oarfish
Discovery Center, Level 2
Like a ghost from the deep, oarfish are rarely seen near the ocean’s surface, instead they stay at depths up to 3,000 feet. Oarfish can grow up to 36 feet long!

Frankenstein
Level 1, Natural History of Horror
Come close to an embodiment of creepiness — Frankenstein. The movie about a scientist who brought a corpse back to life, which (here’s the twist) turned out to have a murderer’s brain.

Widow Wall
Level G, Nature Lab
If you’re an adventurous arachnophobe, visit our Nature Lab widows. Crawling over miniature dioramas, these black and brown widows weave their webs, maybe after a visit they will weave their way into your heart.

Rats
Level G, Nature Lab
Stop by our Nature Lab and have a chat with a furry rodent. Rats have lived alongside humans for thousands of years. They’re adaptable, aren’t picky about what they eat, and aren’t bothered by pesky humans. In fact, some people even raise rats as their own beloved pets!

Snakes
Level G, Nature Lab
Sssssscared? Don’t be! Snakes aren’t scary or slimy, these slithering sweeties will change your mind! See yourself the way a rattlesnake “sees” you with our heat-sensing mirror.

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