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The A-Maize-ing Popcorn Adventure

January 29, 2017 - April 2, 2017

The Purdue Extension exhibit The A-maize-ing Popcorn Adventure, leads visitors through the history of popcorn with fun facts, such as what makes popcorn pop. (Graphic Curtosey of Purdue Agricultural Communications graphic)

Professor Paige Popcorn, Max, and Munch welcome visitors to The A-Maize-ing Popcorn Adventure, an interactive exhibit that leads explorers through a 700 ft² maze. The exhibit opens January 29th and focuses on fun and historical facts about popcorn. The exhibit is composed of 3 interactive areas and features nearly 180 running feet of maze-ways to navigate. Interactive areas include a zoetrope, a popcorn popper, and an area to test visitors’ knowledge about the five types of corn. The A-Maize-ing Popcorn Adventure will be on display through April 2nd and was created by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Services with support from Ag Alumni Seed Company and the Indiana State Fair Board.

A-Maize-ing Popcorn Adventure provides information about the history, production and nutrition of popcorn, one of the top snack foods in the United States. From learning why popcorn pops to what country consumes the most popcorn… Guided by Professor Paige Popcorn, seven-year old Max and his best pal, Munch, take a journey around the maze to learn fun and historical facts about popcorn.

Enter the maze to see where you go. Find five types of corn that maybe you’ll grow. See where the first popcorn machine showed. Spin a drum to watch a kernel explode! This fun yet educational exhibit is designed for children Kindergarten thru 5th Grade and their families. Of course, children of all ages, (3-99+) are welcome! Come, check out this fun maze, and maybe, just maybe become a kid again for a day.

We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call 620-846-2527 in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more and setup a tour of the exhibit and museum. The Stauth Memorial Museum is located at 111 N Aztec Street in Montezuma KS. Hours of operation are Tue-Sat 9-12 & 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. Closed Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated to help with the costs of this exhibition.


January 29, 2017
April 2, 2017
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Stauth Memorial Museum
111 N. Aztec
Montezuma, KS 67867 United States
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