The things you fear are the least of your worries, as the Death by Natural Causes exhibit demonstrates. It showcases the range of animal, vegetable, and mineral dangers that lurk in people’s everyday lives.
Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, visitors can see what can cause a death, either directly or indirectly, from the natural world.
Poisonous, venomous and toxic are just a few of the terms that will be clarified, and things you interact with almost daily will be used as examples—mushrooms, snakes, spiders and even common foods.
Old wives tales and urban myths will be debunked, as visitors travel through five general areas filled with rich graphics, compelling visuals and surprising specimens.
This exhibit was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, January 6, 2019, but was extended through 2020 due to its popularity. It may well be extended further into 2021.
Death by Natural Causes at Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Dates: Through Sunday, January 3, 2021
- Times: 9am to 5pm. Click here for details on the monthly late night event.
- Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
- Admission: This is a specially ticketed exhibition. Full price tickets are $30 for ages 12 and up; $20 for ages 3 to 11; $20 for ages 62 and up; discounted $19 tickets are available for most dates.
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