Chocolate: The Exhibition, opens June in NM


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Get Ready, Chocoholics: A new exhibit that explores every aspect of your favorite candy is coming to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) this summer.

On June 17, the Museum will open the doors to “Chocolate: The Exhibition,” a traveling exhibition that engages the senses and traces the evolution of chocolate from a bitter little seed found deep in the rainforest to a continental delicacy. that it is. today. Over the nine months of the exhibition, visitors will see expert chocolatiers share their chocolate curiosities, explore the chemistry of chocolate, and mold chocolate fossils.

“Many of us love chocolate, but few know the origins of candy. Chocolate: The Exhibition’ offers visitors of all ages a unique opportunity to learn about the history of chocolate and its impact on cultures around the world.

Gary Romero, Acting Executive Director of NMMNHS

Visitors will be able to learn about the biology of cocoa – the tropical seed from which chocolate is derived – while standing under a life-size cocoa tree. From there, they’ll have the chance to explore how cultures throughout human history have used cocoa, see replica Mayan vessels that would have contained a spicy drink made from the seeds, and barter seeds on a interactive Aztec market.

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