Poison, the exhibition at the Palais de la Découverte

Poison, here's the name of the exhibition to be discovered from October 10, 2018 to August 11, 2019 at Paris Palais de la Découverte. An exhibition inviting us to discover the most toxic animal and plant species. For the first time, are gathered in one place about thirty venomous and poisonous animal species among the most dangerous in the world.

The Palais de la Découverte opens our eyes on the world of poison in the nature, whether it's in the plants or animals. Don't be afraid, come safely and discover this unique exhibition gathering in one place the deadlist species in the world.

Stuffed, reproduced or real, fascinating animals and their defense system are displayed from October 10, 2018 to August 11, 2019.

Do you know the difference between venomous and poisonous animals? Did you know that these poisons were studied a lot and used a lot as medicine? That duck-billed platypus could inject a paralyzing venom with their hind legs? Through this exhibit, you learn about the usefulness and the value of poisson for animals. Surviving, feeeding, protecting, poison is vital for some species.

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The Palais de la Découverte - designed to make science accessible to the general public and especially children - welcomes about thirty living species said to be amongst the most dangerous ones in the world. For example, we find a large variety of snakes and spiders as well as frogs, and centipedes…

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Gila monster, black widow, black mamba are part of the thirty species gathered for the first time in France for this exhibition, venomous or poisonous living animal species. The exhibition also returns to the use of these substances in science and especially in the creation of medicines.

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We learn that, for example, molecules from some poison dart frogs could be used as painkillers because they are 200 times more powerful than morphine and the venom of a Cuban scorpion has been experimentally used to selectively destroy cancerous cells.

Several video clips enable us to learn much more about some species as well as how antivenoms are created in labs.

In other words, a playful and thrilling but safe exhibition.

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Last updated on 3 September 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 10 October 2018 to 30 August 2019

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    Location

    Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    75008 Paris 8

    Prices
    Tarif réduit: 7 €
    Plein tarif: 9 €

    Recommended age
    From 7 years old

    Official website
    www.palais-decouverte.fr

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