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.
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…
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.
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.
From 10 October 2018 to 30 August 2019
Palais de la Découverte
Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
75008 Paris 8
Tarif réduit: 7 €
Plein tarif: 9 €
From 7 years old