Frost Science members are invited to be the first to experience our largest exhibition to date, The Power of Poison: From the Depths of the Sea to Your Own Backyard on Friday, May 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! Spanning from the rooftop to the depths of our Aquarium, you’ll explore poison’s role in nature, human health and myth.
On this members-only journey, you’ll gaze at deceptively beautiful Monarch butterflies on our rooftop and their poisonous meal of choice—milkweed—before slithering by venomous snake species (and other poisonous creatures) on the Royal Caribbean Vista. On the Deep level of the Aquarium, you’ll observe the toxic creatures that lurk in deep waters, like moon jellies, spotted lagoon jellies and Japanese sea nettles. Head up to our Inventors in Residence Lab where scientists are using lasers to analyze samples for the presence of carcinogens and other toxins.
Inside the exhibition hall, take a peek at some of our live poisonous species, including the Golden Poison Dart Frog and a tarantula. Then, immerse yourself in the world of poisonous potions featured in fairy tales and literary works like Macbeth, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter, before joining us for “A Tale of Toxicology”—a thrilling live investigation into the science behind poison, its interaction with the human body and the experiments behind its detection.
And that’s just a small dose of the toxic twists awaiting you throughout the night!
After exploring the exhibition, dance the night away to DJ-spun tunes in the MeLaβ and check out our newest toxin-themed Spark of Science demo. Also, don’t forget to commemorate the evening with a pic in our #ToxinTakeoverMiami photo booth.
The Science Store will be open until 9:00 p.m. and offering members a double discount (that’s 20% off) throughout the evening.
Please note: Frost Planetarium and West Wing exhibitions will be closed for the duration of the Member Preview. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
Admission to Member Evenings are free and only open to members and their guests. Pre-registration is requested but not required. All members must have a valid membership card and show a photo ID upon entrance. Only those listed on the membership account will be permitted into the event. Accounts with guest privileges will be allowed the appropriate number of guests to accompany the member. The museum closes to the general public at 5:30 p.m.
The Power of Poison exhibition is supported locally by Jackson Health System and Florida Poison Information Center-Miami. The Power of Poison is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org).