Special Exhibit

The Power of Poison Exhibition

Through Sunday, August 10, 2014

Poison Image

Explore The Power of Poison, a striking new exhibition that explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth.

Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. Inviting visitors to explore some of history’s most puzzling poisoning cases, the exhibition also includes an interactive section where eyewitness accounts and clues can be used to solve poisoning mysteries and a theater where live presenters share dramatic stories of poisonings and forensic detection.

Find out more about the exhibition here.

Major funding has been provided by the Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.