Your dinner plate is filled with curiosity. Where does the food come from? How far did it travel? How can each of us make a difference so we all can eat now and in the future? Find the answers and experience the journey of food from farm to fork at the Saint Louis Science Center’s newest permanent exhibit, GROW!
GROW is the Saint Louis Science Center’s largest expansion project since 1991. This new exhibit features 40 indoor and outdoor exhibits designed to explore the many steps food takes to get to your dinner table. GROW is the first permanent exhibit of this size in the United States focused solely on agriculture. The indoor and outdoor exhibit will help visitors gain a deeper understanding of our food supply and the vital role we all play in the stewardship of our food. The immersive exhibit will continue to evolve and change with the seasons, presenting new and timely topics in agriculture.
Hands-on activities include making treats for a flock of chickens and planting a rice paddy. Adults can sample locally brewed beer and wine to learn about the fermentation process. Visitors will also be able to sit in the driver’s seat of a giant combine like those used on a farm. Dig deeper in soil and learn how to plant your own backyard garden. Use headphones to listen to the sounds of a bumblebee hive and witness the action inside the hive live on a flat screen monitor. See videos of real farmers sharing their stories and learn about the foods and products that are exported from Missouri and Illinois. Science Center staff and volunteers will also showcase the orchard, garden and planted areas.
“The topic of food and where it comes from has never been more relevant to mainstream conversations than it is today,” said Bert Vescolani, president and CEO of the Saint Louis Science Center. “GROW provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about agriculture, take a spin on a mini-tractor, taste delicious food and have fun.”
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