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Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Through September 4
Various times

The city where the iconic Mr. Yuk graphic was invented seems an ideal place to showcase this first-of-its-kind exhibition.

The sublime and the deadly will collide when The Power of Poison opens on “Super Science Saturday” at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Expected to be a summer blockbuster, the thrilling exhibition combines innovative technologies, live animals and cutting-edge design to explore poison’s role in nature, science and popular culture.

Learn about the amazing poisons and chemicals that have evolved in nature, discover how plants and animals use toxins to protect themselves, view specimens and more.

Trek along a lush jungle path to encounter a live golden poison frog and tarantula, wander down a wooded path replicating a remote Columbian forest and see illustrations appear magically as you turn the pages of a giant cloth storybook.

You can also step into an enchanted fairytale diorama to see Snow White sleeping while witches brew pernicious concoctions in a bubbling cauldron, and discover how scientists use natural poisons to develop medical treatments.

On May 31, don’t miss the 21+ murder mystery soirée, The Case of the Power of Poison.

For more events go here.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...