It’s a Fairy Tale Deal: See The Power of Poison at the Milwaukee Public Museum for $3 on May 2

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It’s a Fairy Tale Deal: See The Power of Poison at the Milwaukee Public Museum for $3 on May 2

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (April 25, 2019) — As part of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s (MPM) partnership with Kohl’s, visitors will have a special opportunity to go on a journey through nature and myth and add a visit to The Power of Poison, the latest traveling exhibition at the Museum, for just $3 per person on Thursday, May 2.

The Power of Poison, an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), tells the toxic tales of poison through the jungles of Colombia’s Chocó forest and its use in popular stories including Harry Potter, Snow White and Macbeth.

“Most of our traveling exhibits center on either human or natural history, but The Power of Poison tackles both science and culture,” said Julia Colby, Zoologist, Milwaukee Public Museum. “There’s both fact and magic in this exhibit and the public has really responded favorably that there's something everyone will love, whether you're adult or child, citizen scientist or pop-culture junkie.”

On the first Thursday of every month, children and families receive free admission to permanent exhibits and one Planetarium program on Kohl’s Thank You Thursday. This month, visitors can enjoy Bugs Alive!, The Third Planet and Crossroads of Civilization. For more information, visit www.mpm.edu/ktyt.

About the Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is Wisconsin’s natural history museum, welcoming over half a million visitors annually. Located in downtown Milwaukee, the Museum was chartered in 1882, opened to the public in 1884, and currently houses more than 4 million objects in its collections. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rainforest, and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater and Planetarium.

MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public.

About the American Museum of Natural History (amnh.org)

The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses 45 permanent exhibition halls, including those in the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium, as well as galleries for temporary exhibitions. It is home to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, New York State’s official memorial to its 33rd governor and the nation’s 26th president, and a tribute to Roosevelt’s enduring legacy of conservation. The Museum’s five active research divisions and three cross-disciplinary centers support approximately 200 scientists, whose work draws on a world-class permanent collection of more than 34 million specimens and artifacts, as well as on specialized collections for frozen tissue and genomic and astrophysical data and on one of the largest natural history libraries in the world. Through its Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only American museum authorized to grant the Ph.D. degree and also to grant the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Annual visitation has grown to approximately 5 million, and the Museum’s exhibitions and Space Shows are seen by millions more in venues on six continents. The Museum’s website, mobile apps, and massive open online courses (MOOCs) extend its scientific research and collections, exhibitions, and educational programs to additional audiences around the globe. Visit amnh.org for more information.

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