A traveling exhibit from New York has arrived in Indianapolis and it’s sure to be a hit. The Power of Poison is now open at the Indiana State Museum and your family can visit through February 11, 2018.
Visitors can explore the reality of poison in nature and even see real, live, deadly frogs.
Navigate the tales of poison and mysterious deaths in literature as you learn about what makes the Hatter Mad, how the apple may have worked in Snow White and how Mercury was thought to prolong life.
Get hands on as you take a seat at the interactive game and try to solve the mysterious poisoning cases. Visit the theater to learn about a real poisoning case, plus a real scientist will share some interesting science with you in a live demonstration at least twice a day (see website for schedule). Through a demonstration, we learned how a venomous snake bite coagulates blood and how anti-venom works!
Finally, you’ll navigate an area that shows how poison found in the natural world is being used for good. That’s right, poison can be used to cure people, make them feel better and more!
Our very favorite part of the whole exhibit was how visually appealing it is to all ages. Children who are independent readers will enjoy the exhibit best but younger children will enjoy navigating it with an adult who can read and explain things to them.
But also, this is the best part: the enchanted book will show how poisonous plants were once used. And it’s pretty spectacular. Also, you can touch it! It’s highly interactive.
The Indiana State Museum is located at 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, 46204. Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm. The Power of Poison exhibit is included with museum admission. Admission to the Indiana State Museum is $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for children ages 3-17. Children 2 and under are free. Save $1 per ticket when you purchase tickets online.