"The Power of Poison"

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Photograph: Jessica Lin
"The Power of Poison" at the American Museum of Natural History
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
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Photograph: Jessica Lin
"The Power of Poison" at the American Museum of Natural History
Ever wondered what Cleopatra fed her foes? In this exhibit at AMNH, somewhat older kids can explore poison from many points of view, learning its basic biology—how different kinds of creatures use naturally lethal material to survive; the potential benefits of certain poisons for powerful medicines in the future—the role it’s played in the narratives of many myths and legends; and such morbid historical facts as how poisons have been used throughout history, from Cleopatra’s asps to the penchant of Renaissance Italy’s powerful Borgia family for arsenic. All ages.
Event phone: 212-769-5100
Event website: http://amnh.org