A gift for the gods. A symbol of wealth and luxury. An economic livelihood. Bonbons. Hot fudge. Candy bars.
For thousands of years humans have been fascinated with the delicious phenomenon that we call “chocolate.” Discover the complete story behind the tasty treat that we crave in Chocolate.
Through more than 200 objects and highly detailed replicas, immersive exhibitry, interactives, and media, this bilingual exhibition explores chocolate throughout history and around the world. Chocolate will engage your senses and reveal facets 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.
Chocolate and its national tour were developed by The Field Museum, Chicago. This project was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation.