December 2017

Hold your temper: Celebrating the Science of Chocolate

Where does chocolate come from? Why does some chocolate melt in your mouth but not in your hand? What makes a chocolate bar smooth and creamy?


Join us at the 2017 Holiday Science Lecture as we explore the science behind the chocolate we all love. We will use experiments, taste tests, and interactive demonstrations to investigate what makes the perfect chocolate bar. Together we will understand basic chocolate science: how to get chocolate from cocoa beans; how chocolate melts and can be formed into a solid bar that stays together;  and what  makes chocolate taste gritty or smooth.  Come and be a scientist with us as we observe, touch, and taste one of your favorite foods: chocolate!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OR 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 


Harvard University 
Science Center Lecture Hall B
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 

Free and Open to the Public 

Click here to pre-register for guaranteed seating.

Please note both lectures are currently SOLD OUT. Please select the 11AM or 2PM WAITLIST ticket if you would like to be added to the waitlist. We will notify you via email if you are removed from the waitlist. 

Click here to download the flyer.

*Recommended for ages 7 and up