Inspired by author Amy Stewart’s best-selling book “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities,” this fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibition gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals. Thought-provoking and educational, Wicked Plants showcases plants associated with a myriad of health effects, including pain, addiction, obesity, allergies, cognitive impairment and even death! Two and three dimensional interactives fill a Victorian-era ramshackle home, where visitors travel from room to room and learn about various poisonous plants that may be lurking in their homes and backyards. History, medicine, science, legend and lore are brought together to present a treasure trove of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm and enlighten. Wicked Plants, the Exhibition is a traveling exhibition produced by The North Carolina Arboretum and is toured internationally by Flying Fish.
The North Carolina Arboretum Biltmore Town Square Catawba Science Center Heritage Museum and Gardens Springs Preserve Museum Virginia Science Center Pink Palace Museum Stark Museum of Art Western Heritage Museum Florida Museum of Natural History Adventure Science Museum The North Carolina Arboretum Greensboro Science Center Sciencenter Minnestrista Delaware Museum of Natural History Bell Museum of Natural History Kalamazoo Valley Museum