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Discover the Force Between Food And Science Fiction at the Museum Of Science, Boston May the 4th

April 26, 2019

Museum’s Annual Grow Your Food IQ Weekend Takes a Sci-Fi Turn in Celebrating the Science in Food

BOSTON, MA (April 26, 2018) – On May 4th and 5th, the Museum of Science will host a weekend full of activities celebrating the science of food and science fiction for this year’s Grow Your Food IQ Weekend. The event is packed with activities and opportunities for guests to meet authors and experts in food science and robotics, to learn how robotics are being used in kitchens today, take photos with otherworldly sci-fi characters, and have fun with kitchen chemistry demonstrations and other hands-on activities.

At Grow your Food IQ Weekend, visitors can discover the real-life science that can be found in the kitchen and learn how food affects our bodies today and in the future through hands-on activities throughout the Museum. Visitors can also learn about food that transcends time and space, meet new friends from a distant galaxy, talk chow with wizards and reptilians, and find out what is on a time-traveling doctor’s dinner plate. Other events include:

·         Explore ideas for Feeding Space Travelers Venturing to New Worlds with award-winning sci-fi author Elizabeth Bear.

·         Discover how Spyce, the world's first restaurant featuring a robotic kitchen, powers their woks with induction. Meet the Spyce team, see the robot in action, and learn how to create your own circuit with the power of induction.

·         Join Dr. P.K. Newby on a brief journey through time and space, science fiction and science, and consider how we will eat in the future, from farm to fork.

“For the past three years, we have hosted Grow Your Food IQ Weekend, highlighting the scientific connection to food that is often missed. This year, we are excited to host a science-fiction themed food weekend, focusing on robots to sci-fi characters and everything in between,” said Peter Wong, Director, Food STEM Initiative, Museum of Science, Boston. “As part of our mission to introduce the public to STEM, food is a tangible connection to science in everyday life. We are thrilled to host this event this year, with a focus on the link to the rich world of food and science fiction.”   

Admission is included with an Exhibits Halls pass. More information is available at https://www.mos.org/public-events/sci-fi-weekend-2019.

About the Museum of Science, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 18 million students and 185,000 educators. Visit: http://www.mos.org.

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