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The Power of Poison at the DMNS

Power of Poison DMNS

Explore the captivating and often paradoxical world of nature’s toxic arsenal in “The Power of Poison at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Encounter the many plants and animals living deep in the Colombian forest that use poison as a vital tool for defense and survival. With live performances and interactive dioramas, dive deep into familiar tales of illness, enchantment and death by poison. Find out how studying poison’s effects on human cells can help scientists figure out how to protect, repair and heal our own bodies and improve our health. Whether used as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength or a lifesaving medical treatment, “The Power of Poison” is sure to surprise you at every turn!Exhibition topics include:

  • The science of poisons, toxins, and venoms
  • Coevolution
  • Toxins as medicine
  • Forensic science
  • Stories of poison from legend, literature, and popular culture
  • Historical villains and victims

This popular traveling exhibition features theatrical dioramas, models, objects, interactive modules, optional live animals, and engaging media presentations. Opens June 14.

Free with museum admission! 



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