Fall Under Our Spell as You Pick Your Poison at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Jenni Tetzlaff, Director of Marketing & Communications
414-278-2784, tetzlaff@mpm.edu

Fall Under Our Spell as You Pick Your Poison
at the Milwaukee Public Museum

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (April 22, 2019) —Grab a group of friends or a hot date and venture down a poisonous path for some adults-only fun on Friday, May 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.! Guests 21 and older will experience all three floors of exhibits as they choose their own adventure -- but don’t worry, every path will lead you on a journey to sample food and drink with poisonous connections, and meet MPM experts who will tell you toxic tales about items in our collections.

Event Highlights
  • Enjoy some non-fatal fun in The Power of Poison and MPM’s permanent exhibits!
  • Explore poisonous dangers in turn-of-the-century Milwaukee life at work and home in the Streets of Old Milwaukee.
  • Go on a venomous visit with the insects who call MPM home! You can even interact with their non-poisonous cousins if you dare.
  • Discover what poisons have to be extracted before your favorite foods get to your plate at "Plants, Products, and Poison."
  • Seek out food stations catered by Zilli Hospitality Group.
  • Enjoy samples of not-so toxic treats and deadly drinks from local vendors.
  • Celebrate poison in nature, myth and legend; detect accidental poisonings (and maybe some not-so-accidental ones); and see how medical science is using poisons to cure what ails us.

MPM’s adults-only fun has been selling out fast all year, so buy your tickets, $35 per person or $30 for members, for Pick Your Poison today! Go to www.mpm.edu/pick-your-poison.

The Power of Poison is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org).

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 & 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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