In 2013, archaeologists announced the discovery of the oldest evidence of cacao in the U.S. on Ancestral Puebloan pottery from a site near Blanding, Utah. Join NHMU...
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Chocolate: The Exhibition
Discover the Natural and Cultural History of Chocolate
Chocolate will engage your senses and reveal aspects of this sumptuous sweet that you’ve never thought about before. You’ll 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
Learn about chocolate from local Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday!