Celebrities show up to see dead hearts and carnivorous plants

Science geeks gather at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for Spooky Science on Tap. It was a night filled with “spirits”, experiments, research findings and much more.

Experiments included creating and tasting a liquid nitrogen cocktail. There were also plenty of samples from whiskey spirits to craft beer. No worries, this is a 21+ event.

A variety of “celebrities” attended the event. In attendance was “Miss Frizzle”, “Beetlejuice”, “Mario and Princess Peach”,  and “Tina Belcher” just to name a few. There were many other amazing costumes.

One of the most popular areas was the Anatomy Lab, sponsored by the UNTHSC for Anatomical Sciences. The medical students provided insightful information about numerous human organs. I did not think I would want to actually touch these organs, but it was so fascinating I picked most of them up. They brought hearts, kidneys, brains, livers and other organs. Seeing and learning about the affects of lifestyles and diseases on these organs was intriguing.

Another of the areas that really drew folks in was the Texas Triffid Ranch exhibit. Owner, Paul Riddell had a plethora of carnivorous plants on display.

There were many other activities and areas including chats, wand and wound making, catapult making for pumpkin chunking. Oh, and of course no Halloween party would be complete without an oddities room. Live snakes you could hold and hair wreaths? Of course!

It was a fun night for adults who love science, those who enjoy getting dressed in costume or are looking for something different to do. Make sure you bookmark the FWMSH website or “Like” their Facebook page to stay informed of upcoming events. They are hosting numerous Halloween related events in October.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107


Combining my love of writing and live theater I began publishing with Examiner.com in 2009. Since that time I have expanded my contributions to numerous forms of live entertainment, film and much more. In July of 2016 Examiner.com shut down their website. I decided to continue exploring and sharing my adventures through my own blogging site. Becoming a resource for my audience seeking entertainment options in the DFW area is a top priority.