October 16, 2012
Academy Of Natural Sciences To Host “Cuisine From The Collections: Edibles From The Everyday To The Exotic,” Saturday, October 27
Deck yourself out in your seasonal party ensemble and spend the day expanding your palette by exploring the creepy crawly specimens the Academy of Natural Sciences has on display — all 18 million of them.
Yes, they have more than 18 million specimens which inspired the culinary craziness that is “Cuisine From The Collections: Edibles From The Everyday To The Exotic,” on Saturday, October 27.
Spice up the taxonomy of treats with a taste of the Academy’s Mineral Collection of salts from the tasting bar and chase your bug, fungi, buffalo and ugli-fruit snacks with a cocktail or stick to the less exotic, everyday eats.
On display, you can see everything from malacology (a collection of recent mollusks — the oldest in the country and the second largest catalogued one in the world), ornothology (skins and tissues, oh my!), botany (one of the oldest and most esteemed collections in America), entomology (those creepy crawlies we were talking about) to ichthyology (the collection of 1.2 million cataloged specimens of fish). You can view all of these with real on-hand scientists.
And the Halloween season is the perfect time of year for exploring creepy, crawly and edible delights, so be sure to dress up for the occasion as your favorite critter or else come in your fun cocktail attire.
Tickets to the event are available online.
Cuisine From The Collections
Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
When: Saturday, October 27, 7-10 p.m.
Cost: $75 for Academy members; $100 nonmembers
More info: www.ansp.org