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The Power of Poison


301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
United States


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open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm, except most Wednesday evenings when the Museum is open until 9pm. See website for holiday hours.
0-3 free; 3-12 $9; 13-24 $11; adults $13; seniors 65+ $11


All Ages Adults & kids together
Contact name: 
Summer Kingdon
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October 15, 2016 to April 16, 2017 Ever consider the possibility of being poisoned by your own hat? Or how a venomous snake could possibly be used to save lives? Come explore poison and its surprising role in our natural and cultural history through immersive environments and engaging interactives. From fairy tales to modern medicine, The Power of Poison explains what's real, what's myth, and what remains a mystery.
  • Explore a remote Colombian forest and see live animals that use poison in their daily struggle to survive and thrive.
  • Investigate some of history's most intriguing poisoning cases, many of which remain unsolved to this day.
  • Find out which tales of illness, enchantment, or death by poison—from Shakespeare to Snow White—contain kernels of truth.
  • Learn how poison's effects on human cells help scientists figure out how to protect, repair, and heal us.