Venenum: A Poisonous World
Poisons are highly ambiguous things. Across history and cultures, they crop up everywhere. Toxic, even deadly, they sometimes have unsuspected medicinal benefits.
This unusual exhibition features 60 live specimens. Among these dangerous creatures, you’ll find jellyfish, a black widow and a Goliath bird-eater.
Venenum includes an immersive digital experience that traces the history of poisons from ancient times to the present day. The contemporary question of humans’ toxic contamination of nature is also addressed at the end of the visit.
This exhibition was designed and produced by the Musée des Confluences in Lyon and adapted by the Musée de la civilisation.
The virtual tour is realised in collaboration with Gaspésie Virtuelle.
This exhibition is designed and produced by the Musée des Confluences in Lyon and adapted by the Musée de la civilisation.
With the participation of ICI Québec.
In collaboration with the Ville de Québec, the gouvernement du Québec, the Office du tourisme de Québec, the Aquarium du Québec, Rodeo FX and the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, official hotel.