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    Visit: The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1718

    Death by Natural Causes, features a wide variety of live animals, real poisonous vegetation and a collection of minerals that the world has never seen (and lived to tell the tale).This special exhibition provides visitors with an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover what drove Van Gogh mad, why tomatoes were deemed inedible 500 years ago and many things that are far more likely to kill you than sharks.  Encounter live deadly animals up close and personal, such as the Mojave rattlesnake, the snake with the most potent rattlesnake venom.  Come face to face with the giant Japanese hornet and its ability to kill more than one honey bee every two seconds.  Learn about the Radium Girls: women who were employed to paint glow-in-the-dark ink on wristwatches, only to die from radiation poisoning due to the radium in the ink.  Resist the temptation to eat the Amanita mushroom, the very plant responsible for approximately 95% of all mushroom-related fatalities. It turns blood acidic. It causes jaundice. It causes widespread cellular death. It isn’t very pleasant, and requires quick, clever and intense medical care to treat effectively. Come see  Death by Natural Causes, and explore so many more of the deadliest aspects of this world we share—you’ll be truly surprised at the danger that lies waiting behind every corner.  This exhibition offers a free audio guide which can be operated via one's cellular phone. The exhibit is open everyday Monday - Sunday 9:00A.M. - 5:00 P.M. and is located on the 3rd floor adjacent to the Hall of Ancient Egypt.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    It’s not scary at all!! I love it! It’s actually more interesting than I thought. I would strongly recommend!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank EagleSNSD
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This is a fun and interesting collection of natural causes of death. It takes about 45 to read all of the placards. Our older teen aged kids loved it. Our pre-teen daughter was less interested.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank marklE7730IZ
    Reviewed 10 July 2019

    I could spend days here! This museum has it all. I enjoyed the butterfly habitat which is essentially four stories and thousands of free-range butterflies! The planetarium was really cool - they have a variety of shows, but the one I attended was a great...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Dewayne P
    Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

    My friend and I had a great time, we arrived a bit close to closing so I suggest getting there to avoid rushing. It wasn't busy and we were able to move freely. The best part was the mummies in general admission but we also...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank ashleyyb4
    Reviewed 26 June 2019

    Well thought out exhibit.. made the extra $$ spent to view the exhibit well worth while.. Encouraged hand-on interaction as well as descriptions on each exhibit were concise without being too wordy. Very reminiscent of the Science Centre approach

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Caniwi33
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