Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

Hungry Planet - Chinese Street Food

January 23 — May 15, 2016

Gain a global perspective on food through the spectacular photos and thought-provoking commentary from the award-winning team of Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio.

Visit with ten families from around the world and see the food they eat. Discover surprising similarities and differences in how each family produces, shops for, and prepares their meals. The exhibition takes visitors on a food tour from the U.S. to China, Mexico to Mali, and Greenland to India. Which foods seem to show up on everyone's table, and which ones differ from family to family? View a variety of markets, family meals, and agricultural practices from around the world. In hands-on activities, learn about the foods you like by shopping from our market, track the sources of those foods from around the world, and take a closer look at their ingredients.

You'll never look at your dinner table in the same way...

Upcoming events

After Hours: February 3
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Tour the exhibit with two University alumni. Jean Kinsey is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and Frank Busta Director Emeritus of The National Center for Food Protection and Defense. Together they have traveled extensively around the world and have first hand insight into cuisines from various countries.

Also, stop by Sketch Night (6:30-8:30) to learn about the strange diets of plants and animals & sculpt with fondant!