Anyone hooked on grisly forensic documentaries should see this exhibit's gallery detailing famous, suspect deaths like Cleopatra’s (supposedly by snake venom) and Napoleon’s (supposedly by arsenic); an interactive game in which visitors can solve enigmatic cases on museum iPads; massive dioramas of Macbeth’s witches and other fictional accounts of poison-related treachery; and live examples of toxic creatures such as the golden poison frog. Warning: You may never think of common household spices—many of which could be lethal in too huge a helping—the same way again.
Museum admission plus one special exhibit $27, seniors and students $22, children 2–12 $16
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at W 79th St.,New York
Opening hours: Daily 10am–5:45pm
Event Phone: 212-769-5100