Junior Council: A Private Viewing of The Power of Poison at The American Museum of Natural History
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from each event help support the Museum’s educational and scientific programming.