French Spanish Portuguese Italian German Russian Japanese Korean Chinese

Search form

Access language guides
{{ cartQty }} Log in / Register
Make a Gift Become a Member Buy Tickets
Access language guides
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate

Temporary Exhibit - On Exhibit Through May 7


: The Exhibition

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." Today, most of us know it as a candy or a sweet dessert. But this wasn't always so. Test your chocolate knowledge and discover the complete story behind the tasty treat we crave in our newest temporary exhibition, Chocolate.

Indulge in more than 200 objects and highly detailed replicas including pre-Columbian ceramics, European silver and porcelain servers, nineteenth and twentieth-century advertising, and botanical representations. These, along with immersive, interactive components and media, reveal the rich history of chocolate around the world.

Uncover facets of this sumptuous sweet that you've never thought about before! In this bilingual exhibition, 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 exhibition was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation.

Hungry for more? Visit for brain candy, upcoming events (including where to get free hot chocolate from our Coco Truck!), information on how to win The Ultimate Chocolate Weekend, contest rules and more.

Visit Website


Blue Wing, Level 1. Find on map

Free with Exhibit Halls admission. Purchase Exhibit Halls tickets:


Loading times. Please wait...

{{ priceType.category }}

{{ price.price_type_desc }} {{ price.price | currency }}