The Power of Poison

Fascinating exhibition with lots of fun, interactive elements.

However, there was practically no mention of poisonous mushrooms whatsoever.  That is, apart from two plastic Amanita muscaria in a small basket by Shakespeare’s three witches who were brewing a “flying ointment”. When asked if there were any mushrooms in the show a museum employee identified the two Fly Agarics (Amanita muscaria)  as False Morels.

Is the American Museum of Natural History unaware of the Fifth Kingdom?

Shocking and disappointing.


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