Join us for a chilling First Friday event dedicated to the fascinating world of food science and technology that keeps our treats cool and refreshing!

Ever heard of cold cooking? Explore the art no-bake desserts like Jell-O and ice box cakes/cookies. Discover the secrets behind keeping things cool with our engaging handling collection displays on the history of coolers and what we do to food to prevent it from melting. Learn about the science behind an assortment of refreshing beverages including Kool Aid, iced tea, and lemonade. And enjoy free ice cream sandwiches inspired by Martha Washington’s original ice cream recipes.

Don’t miss this cool and educational evening filled with fun, food, and freezing cold science! It’s also the last chance to see BOLD: Color from Test Tube to Textile before the exhibition closes August 3.

About First Fridays

Spark your curiosity while exploring the exhibits after hours! First Fridays bring together a myriad of activities covering everyday science, historical oddities, and everything in between. Grab your friends, and kick off an evening of discovery, surprise, and a little nerdy fun.

First Fridays at the Institute are always free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a 10% discount to National Mechanics restaurant.


Featured image: “Frozen in Plastic,” advertisement for Dow Chemical Company, 1942.

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