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 Plants: The Exhibit is on view at the Delaware Museum of Natural History through Monday, September 2, 2019. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. On Thursdays in August, DMNH is open until 7:30 p.m. and admission is only $3.
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.