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Chocolate: The Exhibition
Chocolate: The Exhibition was open from February 8 - June 1, 2014.
Our next special exhibiton is The Horse, opening July 21, 2014.
Chocolate engages your senses and reveals aspects of this sumptuous sweet that you’ve never thought about before.
Guests had the chance to explore the plant, the products, and the culture of chocolate through the lenses of science, history, and popular culture.
Highlights of the Exhibition
Tropical Rainforest. Enter a lush, tropical rainforest and examine a replica of a cacao tree with its seed pods, the source of chocolate. Learn about the complex ecosystem that supports the healthy growth of this remarkable plant.
Utah is the home of America's oldest known chocolate
Utah has a long love affair with chocolate. New research suggests Ancestral Puebloan people living in a village near Blanding, Utah were consuming chocolate as early as 750 AD. Don’t miss the chance to see pottery with the earliest evidence of chocolate discovered in the United States.
Chocolate Blasts! Chocolate Tastings