Naranjo Museum to host first ever haunted house 'Fright at the Museum'

Naranjo Museum to host first ever haunted house 'Fright at the Museum'

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - All of the critters at Naranjo Museum of Natural History in Lufkin are preparing to come alive for the week of Halloween.

The museum is hosting Fright at the Museum for the first time and will turn the natural history exhibits into a haunted house.

There will be aliens, Stone Age people and of course dinosaurs.

Museum officials say it's a fun way to really make science come to life.

"We're trying to really do an outreach to the public. We've done over 450 school tours, we have senior citizen groups and churches and this is kind of our way to do something else and something safe for the kids on Halloween," said Museum Director and curator, Dr. Neal Naranjo.

Dr. Naranjo said the fictional background story and thus theme of the Fright at the Museum is when he was trying to clone a dinosaur and spilled the goop and then all the critters in the museum came to life thus turning Naranjo into a mad scientist.

You can pre-order tickets for $6 until October 26. They will be $7 at the door the week of Halloween (October 27-31)

The spook house is open from 7pm to 10 pm every night October 27 - 31 and will be open until 11 pm on Halloween night.

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