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Global Chocolate Exhibit Lands at Field Museum

Can't seem to get enough chocolate? Head to the Field Museum to learn all about it at a returning exhibit, now through Jan. 8. Back by popular demand, Chocolate Around the World looks at the history of chocolate and the cacao seed along with the origins of chocolate consumption, its value as a global commodity and its presence in celebrations worldwide.

For a special treat, head to the exhibit on Oct. 19 and 29 to witness the construction of one of a kind chocolate-inspired creation (free with ticket purchase). Join Sarah Levy of Sarah's Pastries and Candies Oct. 15 as this Chicago chocolatier demonstrates chocolate candy dipping techniques. Then, on Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. watch Chicago artist Ian Sherwin create a large scale (Halloween-themed, of course) origami sculpture made from candy wrappers.

Tickets are included in both Discovery and All-Access passes to the museum with pricing running $22 to $29 for adults, $18 to $24 for seniors and students, and $15 to $20 for children age 4 to 11. The exhibit is open daily (except when the museum is closed, like on Christmas) and the last daily admission time is at 3:30 p.m. Visit fieldmuseum.org or call 866-343-5385 for more information.

Eater Chicago intern Katie Johnson contributed this article.

The Field Museum

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

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