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August 2–3 Last Chance: The Power of Poison

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There are only a few more days left to discover poison dart frogs, Shakespeare’s witches, and the fearsome gila monster, because the Museum’s Power of Poison exhibition closes on Sunday, August 10. Explore poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, myth, human health and history, literature, and myth. 

GIF Gila monster (Poison)

See a live Gila monster in The Power of Poison.

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Find out what Oregon’s rough skin newts have in common with blue ringed octopus in the South Pacific and what’s the difference between a toxin, a poison, and venom? 


Find out what Oregon’s rough skin newts have in common with blue ringed octopus in the South Pacific and what’s the difference between a toxin, a poison, and venom? 


Learn more about the exhibition on the Museum's blog. Read about what killed Napolean, poison in literature and medicine, and much more. 

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Buy tickets to the exhibition here. 

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