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Oct 15, 2022
Explore the sweet science of chocolate with Sweet Saturdays at NMMNHS, starting Oct. 15
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Starting on Oct. 15, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is introducing a new way for visitors of all ages to sink their teeth into the history and science behind chocolate!  

What: NMMNHS will be hosting Sweet Saturdays, family-friendly days at the Museum where visitors can explore the wonderful world of chocolate, as a complement to its “Chocolate: The Exhibition” exhibit. On these select Saturdays, the Museum will host specialized chocolatiers and other experts who can answer questions and provide insight into the history, creation, and variety of chocolate.  

Learn the difference between milk, dark, white, and even ruby chocolate, talk to local chocolatiers about how they work with chocolate today, and even learn how to create edible “holographic chocolate!” at upcoming events. This series will begin Oct. 15 and will continue on select Saturdays after that. Sweet Saturdays are included with Museum admission. 

Where: Sweet Saturdays will take place at NMMNHS, located at 1801 Mountain Road NW. Parking is available in the lots immediately north of the museum and across 18th Street. 

When: The first Sweet Saturday will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Stay tuned for additional details about upcoming programs. 

Why: There’s no bad time to visit “Chocolate: The Exhibition” at the Museum, but Sweet Saturdays will act as a complementary program that digs deeper into specific chocolate-related topics, giving visitors the chance to learn even more about everyone’s favorite sweet treat! 

For more information, contact Stephen Hamway at 505-412-3758 , stephen.hamway@state.nm.us

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