An “…elaborate…alluring…theatrical exhibition…” ~The New York Times
Poison in Nature
Discover how poison helps shape an environment while walking through a re-creation of a remote Columbian rainforest.
Explore ways that local plants and animals—including rattlesnakes, poison ivy, and even the monarch butterfly—have developed toxic adaptations to survive and thrive in Texas.
Poison in Myth & Legend
Turn the pages of an enchanted book and explore the role of poison in familiar stories such as Snow White, Macbeth, and Alice in Wonderland.
Play detective by finding clues about various toxins and poisonous creatures to help solve puzzling cases of accidental poisoning.
Victims and Villains
Get a glimpse of some of history’s most notorious and puzzling poison cases—from Emperor Nero to artist Francisco Goya—in an age before scientists developed reliable forensic tools.
Poison for Good
Learn how plant and animal toxins are being studied as sources for life-saving new drugs and see live animals whose toxins have been studied for medical applications.
The Power of Poison is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org).
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