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Death by Natural Causes at Houston Museum of Natural Science

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9am - 5pm

The things you fear are the least of your worries, as the Death by Natural Causes exhibit demonstrates. It showcases the range of “animal, vegetable, and mineral” dangers that lurk in their everyday lives.

Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, visitors can see what can cause a death, either directly or indirectly, from the natural world.

Poisonous, venomous and toxic are just a few of the terms that will be clarified, and things you interact with almost daily will be used as examples—mushrooms, snakes, spiders and even common foods.

Old wives tales and urban myths will be debunked, as visitors travel through five general areas filled with rich graphics, compelling visuals and surprising specimens.

This exhibit was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, January 6, 2019, but was extended through 2019 due to its popularity.
This is a specially ticketed exhibition. Full price tickets are $30 for ages 12 and up $20 for ages 3 to 11 $20 for ages 62 and up discounted $19 tickets are available for most dates.

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