Discovery Lab: Incredible Edible Nutrition Science

At the Museum
Topic(s) Covered
Botany, Human Biology
Wednesdays at 10am and 11:15am
Groups of 6-16 students
$70 Per Session
This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
1 hr
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A bunch of fruits and vegetables

How does food keep our bodies healthy? Why should we "eat a rainbow" every day? Students explore these questions with activities focused on the science of healthy foods. A "tasting lab" activity puts special emphasis on the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables.

NOTE: The "tasting lab" activity involves smelling and tasting a variety of fruits and vegetables. If a student has food allergies or sensitivities, please email to indicate restrictions at least one week before the lab day. We will substitute appropriate non-allergenic materials.

This program takes place in the Discovery Lab in the Science Playground Exhibit Hall. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or

Standards Addressed Structure and Function:
Compare and contrast characteristics of living and non-living things.
Scientific Inquiry:
Make observations about the natural world.