and Venomous Animals
at Welt Der Gifte in
At this exhibit on the world of poison, venomous animals steal the show. For an institution that isn’t a zoo or a park, the Welt Der Gifte in Greifswald, Germany is home to a surprising number of reptiles and insects, but only of the venomous variety.
The permanent exhibit dedicated to the world of poison was put together by Doctor Nils Kley, a veterinary expert from the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut. Kley spent two years assembling the living and nonliving exhibits. The museum, which opened in 2017, aims to spread knowledge about poisons and their role in various aspects of life.
Depending on the individual topic, visitors will be able to observe the bacteria Clostridium botulinum under the microscope and learn about its connection to botox injections; understand unexpected and delicious means of intoxication such as quail, pineapple, or cinnamon; wonder about weird fashion trends such as arsenic clothes; touch real blow pipes from Brazilian indigenous tribes; and see several real-life ingredients from Harry Potter’s potions classes.
Visitors can also book additional tours, photo sessions, and handling or husbandry courses.
Clancy's comment: No doubt, young kids would find this exhibit interesting.