Wicked Plants: The Exhibit 2019-08-12T14:57:11-05:00

Project Description

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit

On exhibit: June 22-September 2, 2019

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 exhibit 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 Events at Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center’s botanic garden will include walks and classes on the topic of Wicked Plants: The Exhibit, and select Member Days, where members of the Delaware Museum of Natural History are invited to stroll the gardens free of charge.

Members of the Delaware Museum of Natural History are invited to Member Days at Mt. Cuba Center on June 30, July 21 and August 25. Members get free admission on these dates.

Learn more about Mt. Cuba Center.

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit is funded by The North Carolina Arboretum Society and the Creel-Harison Foundation, and sponsored locally by DuPont, Quest for the Best, and the Delaware College Investment Plan.