Celebrate 5 Years of Fruitcake Science at the Science Museum of Virginia



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Bring on the fruitcake!

The Science Museum of Virginia is celebrating a special anniversary this holiday season – the 5th year of Fruitcake Science. During this quirky, annual holiday event, the Museum will conduct unconventional experiments on everyone’s least favorite holiday treat, the fruitcake.

The maligned pastry, which was once outlawed for being sinfully sweet, will undergo the rigors of scientific testing from December 26 – 30. Find out what happens to a fruitcake when Museum scientists drop it down to -321°F with liquid Nitrogen and use a blowtorch to reach temperatures over 3,000°F.

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“After five years and over 5,000,000 calories tested, we’re bringing back our best fruitcake experiments,” explains Richard Conti, Chief Wonder Officer, Science Museum of Virginia. “Guests will see action-packed live science demonstrations, including fan favorites from years past, and enjoy a few new surprises as well.”

Guests are invited to share their hypothesis, observe the results and those who are brave enough can put their taste buds to the test by sampling fruitcakes in the Museum’s Boost! kitchen. Other special activities include a testing a fruitcake-themed Newton’s cradle and dropping a fruitcake from a 5-story stairwell.


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Fruitcake Science at SMV
Friday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 30
Fruitcake Science
 is included with exhibit admission.
Tickets are $11 with $1 discounts for ages 4-12 and 60+.
For more information visit smv.org.

Fruitcake photos by Sean Dewitt Photography

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Sarah Cole

Sarah is a full time working mom of three boys, Max, Hudson and Marlowe. In addition to working and parenting, Sarah has also been seen as an actress on the Richmond stage (and screen). She blogs lovingly but sporadically at SarahsMotherBlog.wordpress.com

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