Hungry Planet

The Bell Museum follows up on the Hungry Planet:

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
October 17, 2009–May 9, 2010

The grocery lists and dining tables of people around the globe are the subject of this provocative exhibit based on the national best selling book by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio. Hungry Planet combines mesmerizing photos with hands-on displays that explore issues of food in the 21st century —what people eat and where it comes from—as well as how different cultures approach the growing and processing of food.

Hungry Planet Thursday Night Kick-Off: An International Snack Food Tasting Event
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 6 to 9 p.m.
Free with museum admission

Help us launch the Hungry Planet exhibit and the museum’s 26-weeks of Thursday night programming with a celebration of world food. Sample a selection of snack foods from around the world and visit with representatives from local ethnic food markets. Afterward, join us every Thursday evening for a range of provocative programming on the topic of food — from panel discussions of newsy issues, to presentations by University experts and local food gurus, to tastings of locally produced foods and beverages.

Hungry Planet Teacher Open House

Thursday, October 29, 2009, 4 to 7 p.m.

Free with school I.D. Free admission coupon also available at the 2009 Education Minnesota Conference
A chance for K-12 teachers to explore the Bell Museum’s education offerings while touring the museum’s exciting new exhibit, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. Representatives from the museum’s education staff will be on hand to talk with teachers about group tours, in-school programs and residencies, curriculum and other Bell Museum tools and programs designed to help teachers and their students explore science.

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