Hello, Weekend!: The Power of Poison, Scientific Illustrations, and More at the Museum 11/16 and 11/17

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Hello, weekend! There's much to see this Saturday and Sunday at the Museum, as a new exhibition, The Power of Poison, opens, joining six others already on view.

On Exhibit:

Opening Saturday! The Power of Poison

Step inside a world where poison reigns: In The Power of Poison, an immersive new exhibition that opens this Saturday, visitors are invited to walk through a diorama of Colombia's Chocó lowland forest, which is filled with poisonous species; explore the variety of fairy tales and legends that feature poison; and visit a theater where a live presenter details a real-world murder-by-poison and the rise of toxicology, the science of detecting poison. 

Detecting Poisons Theater (2013)

Hear tales of an historical murder-by-poisoning and the rise of forensic detection in The Power of Poison, now open.

© AMNH/D. Finnin

Learn more about the exhibition. Read the enthusiastic New York Times review.

You can also download a free companion app, and solve cases of accidental poisoning. See a screen from the app below.

Poison iPad app screenshot

Open Now: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum's Library

From flightless birds to flying fishes, see exquisitely rendered illustrations reproduced from holdings in the Museum Library Rare Book collection. Learn more in a video.

The exhibition, in IMAX Gallery on the Museum's first floor, is free for Members or with Museum admission. Learn more.