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The Power of Poison

Developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

This striking exhibition explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn.

This exciting family-friendly exhibition explores the power of poison in a fun, educational and engaging way. Visitors of all ages are taken on a journey through the history of poison, filled with mystery, intrigue, fascinating tales, life-saving cures and live animals!

Live animals

Discover the toxic species that live in a remote Colombian forest, where poisons are just one of many tools in organisms’ struggles to survive. Learn about a variety of evolutionary strategies that serve animals and plants and see live animals, including a gila monster, Flame Butterfly caterpillars, and many others up close.

Poison in myths and history

Find out which familiar tales of illness, enchantment, or death by poison – a feature of countless fairy tales, myths, and legends from around the world – contain kernels of truth. Explore some of history’s most intriguing poisoning cases, many of which remain puzzling today.

Interactive

Take part in a live presentation about a real-world poisoning case and key advances in toxicology, or the science of detecting poison. And finally, learn how studying poison’s effects on human cells helps scientists figure out how to protect, repair, and heal them.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

V&A Waterfront

Cape Town, South Africa 

March 24 2016 – July 17 2016

LP2

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

October 1 2015 – February 7 2016

Old Truman Brewery

London, United Kingdom

May 16 2015 – September 6 2015

The Art of the Brick: DC Comics

Created by legendary LEGO® artist Nathan Sawaya, this contemporary art exhibition uses nearly 2,000,000 bricks to create large-scale sculptures of the most enduring super heroes and super villains: from Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, to The Joker and Harley Quinn.

The Art of the Brick

Nathan Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick exhibition is created with millions of LEGO® building blocks and is unique in its scope, which ranges from replicas of iconic classical artwork to new conceptual pieces. This traveling exhibition is one of the most extraordinary and innovative exhibitions in recent memory.

The Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China

An extraordinary voyage to Ancient China of 2,200 years ago. It is the most complete exhibition ever created on the Terracotta Army, the necropolis and life of the First Emperor, with more than 300 life size reproductions of statues, chariots, weapons and objects from the daily life of the first emperor of China.

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