Candy Mountain

Sweet: A Tasty Journey

October 26, 2019–July 11, 2020 Wood Museum of Springfield History

Extended by popular demand!

Unwrap the origins of our candy cravings! From the history of candy itself to its role within pop culture, this exhibition creates an immersive experience to learn about the nuts and sprinkles of the candy and chocolate-making process. Sweet includes fascinating stories about famous candy makers and chocolatiers, interactive video and audio displays, and candy-inspired art. The centerpiece of this exhibition is the Rock Candy Mountain, which offers visitors an exciting experience sprinkled with interactive displays and photo opportunities.

  • Jingle Match Game with interactive audio
  • Sweethearts Photo Op, with a hands-on coloring and learning activity
  • Amazing, relatable stories of Real Life Willy Wonkas
  • Stop Motion Station–hands-on interactive Jelly Belly Art
  • Beanboozled Taste Test Game, a wildly popular game with more yucky than yummy flavors
  • Candy-Inspired Art, including a real dress made of gum wrappers
  • The Science of Cooking Candy interactive challenge

Sweet: A Tasty Journey® was created by Stage Nine Design and is distributed by Exhibits Development Group.

Audio Tour

Harold Anderson of Valley Eye Radio explores the special exhibition with our Family Engagement Coordinator Jenny Powers.

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Sweet On Springfield: The Confection Connection

Sweet on Springfield: The Confection Connection

  • November 29, 2019–July 11, 2020
  • Wood Museum of Springfield History