Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Chocolate: The Exhibition

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 11, 2014-January 24, 2015

Indulge yourself in the sumptuous world of chocolate! Chocolate: The Exhibition Presented by Mars Chocolate North America traces the intriguing story of this "food of the gods" from its origin as a unique rainforest tree to the sensuous sweet millions of people crave today. Barter cacao seeds for goods in an Aztec market, trace cacao's journey across the Atlantic, and witness chocolate's transformation into a tantalizing treat through the addition of sugar. Explore chocolate's impact on tropical ecosystems, human cultures, and the global economy through a range of fun, hands-on activities for all ages. Stand under a life-size cacao tree and touch pods and seeds. Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur, Chocolate will engage your senses and share an enticing tale of the world's favorite treat. Click here to save $2. Promo code 6abcweb

Opening Weekend

October 11-12, 2014

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Fun food sampling, live animal shows and more!

Sustainable Chocolate Day

November 2, 2014

Learn how to recycle your Halloween chocolate into fondue! Guests will receive a box of delicious treats for dipping.

Hot Chocolate Bars

October 20, 2014

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November 28-30, 2014

Try something new with our Mexican hot chocolate or our soy and agave hot cocoa. More than 20 toppings are available.

One Last "Shot" of Chocolate: Beer and Chocolate Tasting

January 15, 2015

This reception offers a sweet to savory menu of foods with just the right kind of beer to go with them. A beer expert will discuss the intense connection between beer and chocolate, and chefs from 12th Street Catering will share tips on cooking and baking with different varieties of chocolate. Must be 21 or older to attend.

American Heritage Chocolate Demonstration and Sampling

October 11, 2014

November 15-16, 2014

December 13-14, 2014

January 10-11, 2014

Sampling is noon-4 p.m. for each scheduled day.

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An exhibit entry fee of $5 applies to see Chocolate: The Exhibition. Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Individual and Family level members pay $3, Family Plus level members and above see it free! Not a member? Join today or upgrade your membership here.

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Philadelphia, PA 19103


10 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

10 am-5 pm, Weekends and Holidays

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.