SAN ANTONIO – A new exhibit called “The Power of Poison” is at the Witte Museum.
The theatrical exhibit will take guests through the mist and vines of Colombia’s Chocó Forest.
Visitors will be able to explore poison’s role in nature, legend and human health with interactive tools like an enchanted book.
The enchanted book resembles an ancient botanical volume and displays animations of well-known poisonous plant species, including belladonna and monkshood.
There’s also a life-sized scene of the Mad Hatter from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” which tells the story behind the saying “mad as a hatter.”
“Visitors of all ages will enjoy the interactive exhibits while exploring how poison can both harm and heal in the exhibition’s immersive galleries: Poison in Nature, Texas Tales, Poison in Myth & Legend, Detecting Poison, Victims and Villians, and Poison for Good,” a press release states.
“The Power of Poison” is an elaborate exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
It will be open to the public starting Saturday, May 21.
The Witte Museum is located at 3801 Broadway Street and free parking is available in the adjacent Brackenridge Park Parking Garage.