Durham museum brings sweet, sour and science together for a night of eating

The Museum of Life and Science is hosting an event for the 21-and-older set that explores the latest in food science research while offering food samples from area restaurants.

The Science of Eats event is Thursday, June 1, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

According to a description of the event, it will bring “sweet, sour and science together” for a night of eating and exploration.

Researchers from Duke, UNC and NC State will be at the museum alongside local chefs. There will be demonstrations to show what happens to your brain on sugar and how flavor perceptions can be affected by genes.

There will be food trucks outside the museum.

The museum’s exhibits will be open.

Tickets are $30 for museum members and $35 for nonmembers.

A VIP ticket, which includes admission along with a special workshop, is $100. The workshop, which is 5 to 6:30 p.m., is titled Mozza-love with Pompieri Pizza. Seth Gross, chef-owner of the Durham pizza restaurant, will work with participants to make mozzarella cheese. The cheese can be customized with herbs and then taken home. The VIP session comes with a glass of wine.

The event benefits the museum’s education programs.

Info: 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham, 919-220-5429,