Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Hours: 10am-5:45pm daily
Price: Free with admission: $19 adults; $14.50 students and seniors; $10.50 kids 2-12; free for children younger than 2
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5200
Upper West Side, NY 10036
Description: Food is the one thing that unites every culture, race, and generation: over one billion people work in agriculture and every person eats. Food is used as a social ritual, a holiday tradition, a symbol of comfort, a gift, and an excuse to catch up with friends. The curators of this exhibition hope it will encourage visitors (both grown ups and kids) to examine a thing we all do everyday -- eat! -- and think about everything that goes into that act more consciously. The exhibition touches on a lot of serious issues such as the scarcity of food predicted for the future, alternatives to avoid that shortage, and childhood obesity.