“Choco Factory and Museum” opens on Saturday in Athens
The “Choco Factory and Museum” will open its doors on November 7 and will run until February 21, 2016.
The theme park with educational and recreational content is located at the premises of HELEXPO.
Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the chocolate waterfalls, fudge mountains, giant truffles, and caramel rivers while participating in chocolate and biscuit workshops.
At the Chocolate and Cocoa Museum, visitors can learn everything there is to know about the exotic cocoa tree and see real samples of the cocoa fruit and beans.
In the Aztec Temple, they will learn about the natives of the Americas, their civilization, their legends and incredible stories about cocoa.
In the Amazon Jungle, a unique experiential tour through a small, but real, jungle, where simulated conditions allow you to feel the heat and stifling humidity.
In the wooden Amazon Hut you can watch the journey of cocoa and chocolate through Europe, with the help of modern technology.
At the Chocolate Workshop you can participate in the production and packaging stages of chocolate and, of course,… taste it!
At the Biscuit Workshop you see the production process of biscuits and at a new workshop you prepare your own tasty gift!
At the Milk Workshop you can have your picture taken (and more) in the fairy-tale setting of a small farm.
At Quality Control, in the Factory’s chemistry lab, with the help of a “magical” scientist, you learn what you should be careful of as consumers and, of course, you will observe an impressive “chocolaty” experiment.
The Time Machine will take you to places and times where chocolate has travelled through an intricate and playful Labyrinth.
At the Education Hall you will learn, through fun and small gifts, about correctly brushing your teeth and oral hygiene.
At the Choco Art Gallery, a different art and culture venue, you can admire, up close, sculptures, paintings, various works of art, a photography exhibition and comic strips related to chocolate.
At the Caramel Workshop you can see how handmade caramel is produced, which you will obviously have to try while it is “fresh.”
In his speech the president of ANA-MPA Michalis Psilos stressed that the agency, which completes 110 years of operation, supports this initiative for two reasons: “The first reason is the strategic cooperation of ANA-MPA with TIF-HELEXPO at Thessaloniki’s radio “Praktorio 104.9″ and the other reason is our desire to prove that a public entity can do miracles. We work as a public entity with another public entity and this cooperation proves that public entities can make miracles and can work with private companies on a mutually advantageous basis.”
On his part, the managing director of TIF-Helexpo Kyriakos Pozrikidis underlined that “the national exhibition agency, within the framework of the expansion of its activities, takes initiatives related to the design and the creation of new types of activities on site, combining family entertainment with education and culture. In this context, TIF-HELEXPO started successfully operations related to the development and operation of theme parks, such as the unique, both for domestic and for international standards, Chocolate Factory and Museum.”
The President of ANA-MPA also underlined the need to find ways for all children to be able to visit the exhibition for free.
The opening hours are daily from 9:00 to 19:00, on Saturday from 11:00 to 21:00 and on Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00.
The ticket price is 7 euros per person, 5 euros for large families and people with disabilities, the family ticket (for 3 or 4 persons) is 20 euros, while for schools and large organized visits is 5 euros per person.
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