There are plenty of life-threatening dangers that we run into everyday and don't even realize it. And the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences is showcasing the reality of them all in the "Death By Natural Causes Exhibit," open now through Labor Day.
A zombie apocolypse and a deranged clown holding a chain saw is enough to spike our adrenaline in an annual Halloween haunted house visit. But when we lay down to sleep at night, it's hard to justify those fears becoming a reality. At the HMNS, the spooks were too real, leading to fans requesting the haunted exhibit to stay open past their original date and to last throughout summer 2019!
One spine-tingling walk through this exhibit will leave you really fearing everyday life. Isn't that what we all need? From the cheap shots of spiders and snakes to the real sucker punches of common foods we eat and statistics of how common it is to drown in a bathtub, this exhibit has the scariest truths and horrific displays presented in super creepy lighting.
Visitors travel through five different areas, greeted each time by graphics, visuals, and weird specimen.
The exhibit is open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm, except on Thursday, when hours are extended until 8 pm. It proved so popular when is opened back in 2018 that they reopened it again in March. It will remain open until Labor Day.
Tickets are $12 for members, $30 for adults (we face taxes, it's pretty hard to scare us these days), and $20 for children and seniors. If that price is eerie to you, here's a discount code for 40% off.
In some ways, the experience is comforting when you see the corpses that died from the bubonic plague. At least the natural causes of today aren't what they used to be.
Death By Natural Causes Exhibit
Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Why you need to go: I don't think you realize how dangerous everything around you really is. It's like an educational haunted house.