A journey through human curiosity, creativity and innovation, The Art & Science of Cooking is an immersive 5,000 square-foot traveling museum exhibit that showcases hundreds of artifacts, objects, artwork, and hands-on interactives that testify to our exploration of technology and engineering in the pursuit of creating culinary marvels as ubiquitous as a locally roasted cup of coffee.
Armed with an array of fuels — wood, charcoal, gas, and electricity — we boil, bake, grill, roast, fry, and “nuke” our food in a multitude of gadgets. Whether in smart pots, air fryers, or pressure cookers made of everything from clay to Teflon, preparing food is a daily ritual we now take for granted. However, the introduction of cooking food more than a million and a half years ago is a uniquely human practice. Cooked food provided
humans with more energy for brain and body than raw food and catapulted the evolution of humans.
The Art & Science of Cooking presents this remarkable story through the display of “firsts” – the first iron ovens, electric ovens, toasters – past and present state-of-the-art gadgets, a walk through time imagery, and hands-on interactives that will delight visitors of all ages and interests by immersing them in the science, technology, engineering, and math we apply every day to create the perfect art – food.