The World of Chocolate at the Mariposa Museum

world of chocolateThe Mariposa Museum (The same museum that sponsored Sierra Leone’s All Star Refugees concert) currently has an exhibit called The World of Chocolate. I obviously couldn’t stay away…

This is the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so the museum teamed up with the Dahl foundation to do an interactive exhibit both on the book and the history of chocolate.

roald dahl

There is an inventing room downstairs for the little ones modeled after the sweets in the book.

everlasting gobstopper machine

There are also some delicious samples and chocolates for sale.

chocolate samplesgift shop chocolate displayThere are these great chocolate making kits for sale as well. I got one for my cousin for Christmas.

The back room tells of the beginning of chocolate in Mexico. There is some hot chocolate to taste as well, made in the traditional way with no sugar and some spice.

traditional chocolate


DSC00264Upstairs, there is more of the Willy Wonka story, including a puppet area where kids can put on their own puppet show while parents watch from the amazing bed from Indonesia.

puppet corner


The exhibit also talks about the social issues surrounding the chocolate industry.

sugar room

sugar outfits

harvesting cocoa

The exhibit is a little text heavy, but even kids should learn something about chocolate. It’s a great place to spend a few hours, learn something, and try a few samples of chocolate.

The World of Chocolate exhibit is on display until January 31, 2015. More information can be found here.

About anewenglanderslife

Hi, I'm Elle. I live in a small town in New England. I love to cook, bake, eat, be outside and active, and go on adventures.
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