Orlando Science Center opens ‘The Food Heroes’ exhibit aimed at teaching visitors how the food system works

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center has opened “The Food Heroes” exhibit. The science center said it’s a “hands-on exhibit illuminating the fascinating and complex world of our food system.”

The new exhibit is presented by Orlando Health and is located on the first level of the Orlando Science Center, inside the 4 Roots Café.

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“Food might be the true universal language,” said JoAnn Newman, president and CEO of Orlando Science Center. “We need it to sustain ourselves. We use it to comfort ourselves. It is often a singular reason for us to engage with one another. This exhibit promotes the interconnectedness of the food system, and spotlights those people fighting to make it more equitable, sustainable, and healthier for everyone. We are so grateful to our exhibit partners and to our presenting sponsor, Orlando Health, for collaborating with us to make this exhibit a reality.”

Visitors can participate with interactive stations, see videos get cooking tutorials and learn how to get involved with local efforts, the science center said.

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Visitors can also interact with a robotic arm that “picks strawberries” as an example of farming automation and an interactive where visitors learn about pollinators as butterflies interact with their shadows, a spokesperson said.

The Food Heroes exhibit, presented by Orlando Health, is included with paid admission to Orlando Science Center and access is free for annual members.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.