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Plants, Poison and Pop Culture exhibition

Plants, Poison and Pop Culture exhibition

Dates: Wednesday 22 December - Sunday 30 Jan

Time: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

Location: Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden (E9 on the map)

Cost: Free entry

Please note that face masks must be worn by people aged 12 or over inside the Museum. Please use the COVID check in options on arrival.

Delve into the mysterious world of poisonous plants, and see how botanical wonders have influenced pop culture in this fun new exhibition.

Plants are inescapably entwined with human history. They provide the air we breathe and the food we eat.

But they are much, much more…

They are at the heart of the stories we have been telling our children for centuries and the inspiration behind many science fiction creations in popular culture.

Discover the truth about mandrakes in the Harry Potter series, why the film Attack of the Killer Tomatoes has warning in its roots, about plant poisons of the world and more fascinating facts.

This exhibition lifts the veil on imagination and exposes the real plants behind the stories.

Come and explore just how villainous plants can really be.


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