July 31--NORMAN -- If your palette enjoys culinary diversity or if you're interested in introducing new flavors to your family, you can go to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History to taste international delights and create a sweet treat during "Family Food Expedition."
From 1 to 4 p.m.Aug. 23, participants will explore the exhibition "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" and gain a global perspective on food and the environment through photos from the award-winning book by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio.
Participants will learn about the foods we eat and travel the world through samples of food from several cultures. They will explore the similarities and differences in how each country produces, shops for and prepares food, and then develop a signature family treat to take home.
"Most kids will simply stare at unfamiliar food on their plates at home," said Sarah Novak, the museum's public programs coordinator. "But by tasting flavors and experimenting with textures as an exciting adventure, I think parents will be surprised by how their children approach food in this workshop."
The family-friendly program is $20 for museum members and $30 for nonmembers. Price includes admission for one adult and one child, age 6 or older. Cost for each additional person is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Participants should inform museum staff of any special dietary needs upon registration, because taste testing is part of the event.
For more information or to make accommodations on the basis of disability, call 325-4712 or go to www.SamNobleMuseum.org. The museum is at Chautauqua Avenue and Timberdell Road, on the University of Oklahoma campus.
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