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 ArboretumAsheville, NCSummer - Fall 2012
Biltmore Town SquareAsheville, NCSpring - Summer 2013
Catawba Science CenterHickory,NCFall 2013
Heritage Museum and GardensSandwich, MASpring - Summer 2014
Springs Preserve MuseumLas Vegas, NVFall 2014
Virginia Science CenterRichmond, VASpring 2015
Pink Palace MuseumMemphis, TNSummer 2015
Stark Museum of ArtOrange, TXFall 2015
Western Heritage MuseumHobbs, NMSpring 2016
Florida Museum of Natural HistoryGainsville, FLSummer - Fall 2016
Adventure Science MuseumNashville, TNSpring 2017
The North Carolina ArboretumAsheville, NCFall 2017
Greensboro Science CenterGreensboro, NCSpring 2018
SciencenterIthaca, NYFall 2018
MinnestristaMuncie, INSpring 2019
Delaware Museum of Natural HistoryWilmington, DESummer 2019
Bell Museum of Natural HistorySt. Paul, MNFall 2019
Kalamazoo Valley MuseumKalamazoo, MISpring 2020
Midland, TXSpring 2021
Contact us to make a reservationAVAILABLE SUMMER 2021
Park City, UTFall 2022
Contact us to make a reservationAVAILABLE


Space Required:2,500 - 4,500 sq.ft.
Production Time:5 working days for each install & de-install
Freight:1 x 53' truck


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