Photo Courtesy of The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium 


WEST PALM BEACH —Science gets sweet at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s 10th annual “Science of Chocolate” event. Organizers say both science-lovers and chocoholics will delight at the delicious sights, sounds – and of course tastes – of science.

This interesting take on science takes place 11 5:00 p.m. Feb.7, at the center, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach.

At the day-long event, guests will experience instant chemistry with a variety of interactive chocolate experiments and activities, including liquid nitrogen chocolate, learning how to paint with M&M’S, make and take items such as cocoa lip balm and face painting. A new feature this year is “chocolate taste testing,” where guests can explore the solvent and solute relationship.  Testing the theory that chocolate “melts in your mouth,” the chocolate will act as the solute, with saliva acting as a solvent.  The experiment will test three different methods of dissolving.

Additionally, there will be a variety of tasting stations, including Hoffman’s Chocolates’ famed chocolate fountain. Visitors can sample the cocoa creations, while learning the history, science and health benefits of chocolate, arguably one of the world’s oldest and most-loved treats.

“The annual ‘Science of Chocolate’ event continues to help us achieve our new mission to ‘open every mind to science,’” said Lew Crampton, Science Center CEO.  “It is a fun and tasty reminder that science is all around us and enjoyable teaching opportunities can be created at any moment.  We are grateful to Hoffman’s Chocolates for their continued sponsorship of this event, as their support allows ‘Science of Chocolate’ to be educational, unique and delicious.”

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 561-832-1988 or visit