AT THE MUSEUM
Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or as a lethal weapon used as lifesaving treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. The Power of Poison, a special exhibition that opens November 16, 2013, explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth.
November 16, 2013 - August 10, 2014
Dense humidity, lush green plants, and tropical butterflies of every color filling the room—who'd guess this is New York City in the middle of winter?
October 12, 2013 - June 22, 2014
Explore the rich diversity of frogs and learn about their evolution, biology, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments in this popular exhibition, on view from May 18, 2013, through January 5, 2014.
May 18, 2013 - January 5, 2014
All about Poison!
Will it kill you or cure you? Take this quiz to find out.
Meet the Poison OLogists
Find out why The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland is Mande Holford's favorite poison story, why Mark Siddall wants to study bright red mushrooms, and how Robert Voss thinks poisons can be used for good.
Early Childhood and Family Learning at the American Museum of Natural History provides exciting science learning opportunities for young children and families through OLogy, the Discovery Room, the Science and Nature Program, and Public Programs.
Support for Early Childhood and Family Learning has been provided by the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation, Mona and Ravi Sinha.
Additional funding has been provided by Joyce and Bob Giuffra, John and Amy Griffin, and Valerie and Wright Ohrstrom.
The initial development of OLogy was made possible by a generous grant from the Louis Calder Foundation.