Our tour guide Skip was waiting for us at the entrance of the Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science.
The first question he asked us was if we knew the difference between POISON and VENOM? I said I sure did, (personal experience), I was bitten by a Brown Recluse a few years back. After a few curious stares, we were off to see “The POWER OF POISON” in the HSIAO Family Special Exhibition Gallery.
The exhibit is fascinating and will no doubt teach visitors how interconnected we all are with many different kinds of poisons. The actual exhibition is beautifully presented with laser lighting, background sounds and dynamic hands-on demos that will explore and teach guests a multitude of science topics. KIDS will love this show.
There are of course the expected poisons found in spiders and snakes. Then there are the lesser known poisons in some jelly fish and plants. But the surprising ones are the poisons found on the pages of some of our favorite children’s books such as Snow White and Harry Potter. Meander around and take a peek at the live poisonous and venomous species, including the poison dart frog, a tarantula and some very venomous snakes.
On the Deep Level of the Aquarium, guests will get to see the toxic creatures that lurk in dark waters such as moon jellies, spotted lagoon jellies and Japanese sea netties. Then climb to the Rooftop Level and visit the monarch butterflies and their poisonous meals of choice: milkweed.
Expect to spend the day discovering the wonders of the oceans. There is a patio restaurant on the premises for a light bite. Then sit down in the 250-seat Planetarium and check out the 16 million-color, 3-D 8K visual system. Mind boggling.
I highly recommend this amazing experience for the whole family. It’s informative, creative and visually mesmerizing. Oh and don’t forget to check out the spectacular views of Miami, the Arena and the Port on the upper floors of the Frost.
It is on view through September 3rd 2018. The Frost is located at 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Fl. 33132. Additional information: frostscience.org or call 305 434.9600.