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Chocolate. The word conjures up visions of candy bars, hot fudge sundaes, rich brownies and other indulgences, yet chocolate’s origin as a bitter seed found deep in the rainforest has been known for thousands of years. “Chocolate: The Exhibition” — open at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum from May 27 to Sept. 6 — engages visitors as they trace the story of chocolate from its earliest cultivation among the ancient Maya to its status today as the world’s favorite sweet treat.
In this bilingual exhibition, visitors of all ages can enjoy immersive exhibits, fun interactives, and detailed replicas that place chocolate under the lenses of science, history and popular culture.
The Museum Store and James River Café at the North Dakota Heritage Center will feature specialty chocolate treats and chocolate drinks available only during this exhibit. Tickets to the exhibit are available at the Museum Store. The North Dakota Heritage Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Admission to the State Museum is free. For more information about the exhibit visit statemuseum.nd.gov.