A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History is putting fact to fiction and revealing the mystery behind the Power of Poison.
The exhibit takes visitors through the history and science of poison.
As guests walk through the exhibit, they pass poison's origins in the wild as a defense mechanism and move on to its use by humans throughout the ages.
Museum-goers get an in-depth look at one of nature's most potent creations and how people have used it for both good and bad.
"I think it shows nature and its interaction with humanity, and how we bump into it and then bad things can happen, and then also, how we can extract from it for phenomenal applications," said Ellen Futter, the president of the American Museum of Natural History.
"It's really cool to finally know, 'Oh, wow, this is actually what it does," said student Ellen Binstock.
"I thought that once you took poison that you would die, but I didn't know that it could stop your muscles and you would get paralyzed and all that kind of stuff," said student Aden Solomon.
The Power of Poison exhibit opens this Saturday.
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