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Nagoya City Science Museum: Special Exhibition, Poisons (名古屋市科学館 特別展「毒」)

2024.09.23

 Poisons are substance that are harmful to living organisms, including humans. While poisons exist in nature, the concept of "poison" is in fact an idea created by humans to understand and utilize the diverse and complex natural world. Among biologically active compounds, those that have a positive effect on humans are called medicines, and those that have a negative effect are called poisons. Even substances beneficial to the human body can become toxic if taken in excess. For people who are allergic to a particular substance, it is nothing but poison. There are many different types of poisons in nature and in human society. We believe that understanding the relationship between poisons and the living things that interact with them not only helps us to understand the mysterious and surprising side of the natural world, but also provides a great help to us in today's society to better enjoy our lives.

 This exhibition will introduce poisons that exist throughout nature. The exhibition will also introduce the history of living things that have evolved with poisons, as well as many anecdotes about the relationship between poisons and humans, who have used poisons cleverly since ancient times, sometimes as a weapon and sometimes as a medicine.

 

Event period: July 13 (Sat) to September 23 (Mon/National Holiday)

Opening Hours: 9:30-17:00 (last entry at 16:30)

Closed: Mondays (open on July 15, August 21, September 16 and 23)

 

Venue: Temporary Exhibition Hall, Second Basement Floor, Science and Technology Building, Nagoya City Science Museum

Admission fee:

¥1,800 (¥1,600) for adults, ¥1,000 (¥800) for high school and university students, ¥500 (¥300) for elementary and junior high school students

 

*Prices in brackets are advance ticket prices.

*Advance tickets are planned to go on sale in mid-May 2024.

*For ticket sales, please see the special website (in Japanese).

*Free entry for preschool children

*High school and university students must present a student ID.

*Visitors with disabilities and up to two caregivers can purchase a same-day ticket at half price by presenting a disability certificate.

*Visitors who use a 1-Day Ticket, Weekend Eco Ticket, or Nagoya Subway 24-H Ticket issued by the Transportation Bureau, City of Nagoya on the day of their visit to the museum can receive a ¥100 discount on a same-day ticket.

*Discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts.

*Admission includes access to other exhibition rooms at the Nagoya City Science Museum except for the planetarium.

 

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