The North Carolina Arboretum Exhibitions program creates world-class traveling exhibits that help further the Arboretum’s mission of connecting people with plants. Designed by teams of horticultural and curatorial experts with the passion to engage and inspire, the Arboretum’s traveling exhibits, blend science, culture and natural history to create dynamic experiences for all ages and interests.

Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance®

*This exhibit returns to the Arboretum in 2023*

The North Carolina Arboretum is proud to introduce its newest traveling exhibit, Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance®. Blending flora, fashion and science, this interactive exhibit will transform your space into a museum for the senses. Showcasing some of Mother Nature’s most fragrant botanicals, Making Scents offers a unique, innovative experience where visitors can discover the plants and flowers behind some of the world’s most iconic perfumes. Take visitors on a full sensory journey and explore the mysterious power of the sense of smell while learning about the unique artistry and science behind the fragrance industry. Now booking for spring 2019 and beyond. 

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Contact Us

Ready to book or need more information about one of The North Carolina Arboretum's traveling exhibits? Please contact Ashlee Lanier at or 828-665-2492 x. 220.