Suggested Grades: 5-8th
Running Time: 60 minutes with Q+A


What if the world’s most deadly animals could save our lives? From the Amazon rain forest to the coral reefs of the Pacific, biomedical scientist and explorer Zoltan Takacs collects and researches the deadliest snake, scorpion, and jellyfish venoms, harnessing their unique power as blueprints for new lifesaving medications. Zoltan, an inventor, aircraft pilot, and scuba diver shares his vision with students on both the risks and the incredible benefits for mankind that come from working with venomous animals.


Themes: animals, science, conservation, exploration    



$3 each for students, teachers, and chaperones.  


Reservations: Box Office | 480-644-6500



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Get more out of your school field trip! Add a visit to the Arizona Museum of Natural History. One block away from the Mesa Arts Center. View Dino Mountain with dinosaurs that roar, walk through a Hohokam village, pan for gold in the courtyard and visit our original territorial jail cells. Field trip price is $5.00 per person (including teachers and chaperones) and requires advance booking. Book online at Or call the group booking office at 480 644 3535 during business hours.


*For the safety of all our guests, adults are not allowed in the Shows without children, and children are not allowed without adults.**Everyone, including lap children require purchased ticket. 


**DEADLINE: Final attendance numbers are required TWO (2) weeks prior to performance date. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES after deadline. You are responsible for all tickets reserved, even if tickets are not used. Sign-language interpretation is available with two weeks' notice.