About the Exhibition

Part of the Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture exhibition.

In the new exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, the American Museum of Natural History explores the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the exhibition illuminates the myriad ways that food is produced and moved throughout the world. 

With opportunities to taste seasonal treats in the working kitchen, cook a virtual meal, see rare artifacts from the Museum's collection, and peek into the dining rooms of famous figures throughout history, visitors will examine the intersection of food, nature, culture, health, and history—and consider some of the most challenging issues of our time. 

Our Global Kitchen will answer such essential questions as:

  • How does food reflect and influence culture and identity?
  • What’s the role of human ingenuity in shaping food – past, present, and future?
  • How does what we eat affect the planet? 
  • Why is the diversity of food important?
  • What’s the role of food in human health?
  • How does our sense of taste affect our food choices?