Open House

You are invited!

2015 Museum Open House

Saturday, February 7, 10AM to 4PM.

1315 Kinnear Rd
Columbus, OH 43212

Double, double toil and trouble; 

Fire burn, and caldron bubble. 

Fillet of a fenny snake, 

In the caldron boil and bake; 

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, 

Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, 

Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, 

Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,

— For a charm of powerful trouble. 

                       (Wm Shakespeare, Macbeth)

 
Shakespeare's recipe for the witches in Macbeth is fiction, but plants and animals are in fact the source and inspiration for the most potent poisons and medicines. The complexity of these chemicals is matched only by the complexity of behaviors, anatomies, and biologies that organisms have evolved to deploy these natural weapons.
 
On February 7, 2015, join us at the Museum of Biological Diversity's annual Open House as we explore venoms, poisons, and the organisms that make themCome explore nature indoors at the Museum Open House! Hands-on activities for kids and adults. Live animals. Treasure Hunt. Special displays. Tours of the collections. Lots and lots of fun!

 

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FREE PARKING.

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