WonderLab After Dark offers adults, ages 21+, the opportunity to experience the “wonder” of hands-on science while enjoying some delicious food and drink with friends and family. After Dark features a different science “theme” for each date, with fun activities that are sure to challenge your brain and put a smile on your face.

WonderLab believes that science learning is a lifelong pursuit and we seek to create hands-on experiences that appeal to the “kid” in all of us. After Dark is a great opportunity to you to leave your inhibitions at home and rediscover how much fun it can be to “play.” We hope that you and your friends will join us for the next WonderLab After Dark!

Chocolate      Saturday, February 18       6-9 p.m.

Explore the decadent world of chocolate like you never have before! Learn the science behind chocolate’s mysterious allure, investigate its chemical properties, sample an array of chocolate varieties and create your own mouth-watering chocolate delicacies.

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Peacetree Mountain Truffles will teach you how real chocolatiers control the crystalline structure of chocolate as it cools in order to make a shiny, melt-in-your mouth treat. You’ll be able to sample some unconventional chocolate combos like balsamic vinegar and chipotle peppers.

Kroger at College Mall will be hosting a chocolate and cheese tasting featuring Murray’s Cheese Shop cheeses. Learn how pairings of cheese and chocolate can enhance the flavor of these two unlikely foods. Open to 30 inquisitive tasters only, first come, first served!

Soapy Soap Company  will help you make your own cocoa butter based soap by hand. Cocoa butter, a bi-product chocolate, has been valued over the ages as a skin moisturizer.

Eta Sigma Gamma, Public Health at Indiana University will help you explore the health benefits of chocolate and you can sample various chocolates that are naturally high in antioxidants.

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