Celebrate the science of food at this year's Nebraska Science Festival

Love science and food? If so, mark your calendar for this year’s Nebraska Science Festival, which involves eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato, Nebraska Brewing Company, Brix and The French Bulldog.

In all, more than 20 participating sites will offer activities during this year’s Nebraska Science Festival, which begins April 24 and runs through April 27. The sites are scattered in communities across Nebraska from Omaha to Lincoln and Wayne to Jansen.

Visit www.nescifest.com for the full listing of participating sites and activities. Note: Space is limited for some events and may require online registration and/or a fee to participate.

Food-related events are as follows:

  • During the month of April, eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato will sell the molecular malt ball masterpiece, a cake mix ice cream infused with blue and green malt ball matter. Registration has been filled for the April 26 children’s presentation, titled “The Science of Ice Cream and Dry Ice.”
  • During its Science Festival-affiliated event on April 24, Nebraska Brewing Company will have a limited batch of SciFest beer for sale -- Pink Elements, a Belgian hibiscus beer (and yes, it’s pink). By carefully balancing of the basic elements of beer and harnessing the natural color and tartness of hibiscus flowers, the beer is quite unique in appearance and flavor but is still refreshing and delightful to drink. Ages 21 and older. Registration is required. Cost is $15 per person.
  • Brix at Village Pointe will offer “The Science of Wine” on April 24 and “The Science of Beer” on April 27. Ages 21 and older. Registration is required. Cost is $20 per person.
  • The French Bulldog chef will present “The Science of Bacon” on April 27. This event, which required RSVPs, has sold out.

Presented by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Nebraska Science Festival is a collaboration of organizations and individuals interested in the advancement of science literacy. The Science Festival is designed to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for kids and adults alike. Now in its second year, organizers intend for the festival to eventually reach across the state.

In addition to UNMC, other sponsors include The Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures and media sponsors KETV and the Omaha World-Herald.




Lisa Spellman
UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-4353