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Junior Council: A Private Viewing of The Power of Poison at American Museum of Natural History

12/05/13 200 Central Park West Map
212-769-5986
www.amnh.org Ages: All Ages

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The Junior Council season continues with a private viewing of the new special exhibition The Power of Poison and a cocktail reception. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers — and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its perils and potential. Approaching poison from several different perspectives — as a dynamic defense system used by animals locked in evolutionary arms races with predators; as a compelling thread that runs through familiar legends, myths, and fables; as a series of mysteries visitors encounter and solve, including what suddenly poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard his ship in the autumn of 1774; and as a promising source for powerful medical treatments—The Power of Poison brings into sharp focus this captivating topic.

The season concludes with a special event on Thursday, June 26, which will feature a panel discussion followed by a cocktail reception and live jazz on the Arthur Ross Terrace. 

All Junior Council events include special viewings of Museum exhibitions or films, a discussion by Museum scientists, and a cocktail reception.

Tickets to each event are $100 in advance or $125 at the door. 

For reservations or information on joining the Junior Council, please call 212-769-5986 or email jcmembership@amnh.org. Proceeds from each event help support the Museum’s educational and scientific programming.

Venue Description: A museum for the 21st century, with a rich and storied past and one of the greatest natural history museums in the world, with over 40 exhibition halls. Open daily from 10am to 5:45pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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