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Frost Science Museum experiences toxic takeover with 'Poison' exhibit

Discover the power of poison at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, which opened a new exhibit on Memorial Day weekend that has changed the look of displays throughout the museum.

“The Power of Poison: From the Depths of The Sea to Your Own Backyard” explores the powerful defenses and healing powers that poisons can offer.

But the exhibit isn’t limited to the first-floor gallery. A “toxic takeover” includes milkweed and monarch butterflies on the rooftop terraces, lionfish and scorpionfish in the aquarium, poison dart frogs and venomous snakes. Even familiar displays, such as the octopus tank, sport new information about the power of poison in their feeding cycles.

The main exhibit explores poison and venom in nature, myth and popular culture (such as Harry Potter), as well as its use in forensic science and in life-saving drugs. Interactive screens in the “Poison by Accident” feature allow guests to follow the clues to determine which poison is affecting various victims in three different scenarios.

“Power of Poison” will be in the Hsiao Family Special Exhibition Gallery on the first floor of the museum through Sept. 3. The exhibit is included with museum admission.

The Frost Science Museum is open daily 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Purchase tickets ($20-$29 with a discount for Miami-Dade residents) online at frostscience.org.

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