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Frost Science Museum prepares for toxic takeover with 'Poison' exhibit

Discover the power of poison at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, which is continuing its one-year anniversary events with a new exhibit opening on May 26.

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

For the first time, according to a news release, the museum will extend an exhibit to other parts of the museum. The “toxic takeover” will include milkweed and monarch butterflies on the rooftop terraces, lionfish and scorpionfish in the aquarium, poison dart frogs and venomous snakes.

The 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. The “Poison by Accident” feature will allow guests to follow the clues to determine which poison is affecting various victims.

“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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