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The Botanic Story of Chocolate - Stage 2

Where does chocolate come from? Visit the 'Sweet Addiction: The Botanic Story of Chocolate' exhibition even though it is now closed to the public to discover where!


Stages 1, 2 & 3


45 minutes


$100 per class (up to 30 students). Free to schools or classes registered as having special learning needs, remote or rural schools or special needs childrens’ organisations on the NSW ACNC register

Excursion key themes

  • How a rainforest tree becomes chocolate
  • Adaptations of rainforest plants 
  • Production of chocolate

Students will...  

  • Learn about plant life cycles and the life cycle of the chocolate tree 
  • Understand the sustainability issues surrounding chocolate farming
  • Re-enact the pollination and life cycle of the Cacao tree
The Botanic Story of Chocolate virtual excursions are available on 5 and 6 July.
Book through our link below.

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  • We look forward to welcoming you and your students to a virtual excursion.
  • Schools will connect to our virtual excursions with H.323 compliant video conferencing equipment which is available in all NSW Education Department schools. Check with your IT expert if your school has the correct equipment.
  • The majority of our virtual excursions are offered through the DART Connections website. Contact us if you would like a different time for your topic:
  • Run a test call before your virtual excursion to trouble shoot any technical issues and familiarise yourself with the equipment.
  • We will soon have the capability to offer virtual excursions to schools or organisations that don't have this equipment.
We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.