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The Power of Poison

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05 wed feb 2014

The Power of Poison

The Power of Poison

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