Released December 20, 2017

Stay Extended for ‘The Power of Poison’ at the Indiana State Museum


Hannah Kiefer
Director of Communication
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
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INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Dec. 20) – The blockbuster traveling exhibit “The Power of Poison” first arrived at the Indiana State Museum in October, and now guests will be able to check out the exhibit for two extra months.

Originally only slated to stay through Feb. 11, the exhibit will now remain at the museum through April 22. Museum officials decided to extend the run due to the popularity of the exhibit and an opportunity for longer availability.

“We are excited to have the chance to extend ‘The Power of Poison’ exhibition into the spring to allow even more visitors to experience this great show,” said Damon Lowe, the museum’s senior curator of science and technology.

In the exhibit, guests can get up close with golden poison frogs, experience interactive activities that show the role poison has played in various myths and legends, see live demonstrations from guest scientists and more.

The price to visit the exhibit is included with purchase of general museum admission, and the exhibit is open during regular museum hours. “The Power of Poison” is organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.