Watch your step at HMNS’ fascinating Death by Natural Causes exhibit

Death by Natural Causes at HMNS | Photo courtesy of HMNS

Explore the threats that lie waiting in everyday life at the Death by Natural Causes exhibit at Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) through Sunday, January 3, 2021.

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.

Click here to get discounted $19 tickets to the exhibit.

Death by Natural Causes at Houston Museum of Natural Science

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