Brought to you by La Cite in Paris, Bon Appétit presents food to visitors in an upbeat, fun and educational way. This exhibition has no forced path but instead is built around major topics in an intuitive way with galleries split into five color-coded themed areas. Each theme offers visitors oversized and unusual hands-on exhibits, individual and collective games, as well as multimedia and audiovisual stations. The label copy engages teenagers and children in an informal, friendly tone that sidesteps hang-ups and fosters introspective questioning. At the entrance to each themed gallery, there is a counter offering practical advice, in-depth articles and quizzes to test visitors’ knowledge.
Each gallery is filled with hands-on interactives that help visitors explore their own personal eating habits as well as the eating habits of other cultures. Visitors can discover topics such as physical activity versus food intake, the workings of the digestive system, creating a balanced diet and the origin of the foods that populate the shelves of their local grocery stores. Additionally, tough topics such as anorexia, bulimia, world hunger and obesity are explored in fun and nonjudgmental ways.
- Why do you eat? - What drives you to eat?
- Feel-good food - How to eat properly and for pleasure while taking account of your own healthy balance.
- Food survey - Giving meaning back to what you eat.
- No accounting for taste - Learning about what other people eat and their habits.
- Responsible eating - Becoming aware of food-related issues.
4,300–7,500 sq ft
400–700 sq m
2,150–3,750 sq ft
200–350 sq m
This exhibition exists in two sizes to better fit the specificities of your venue. Number of exhibits will vary depending on the selected size and version.