I’ve been meaning to check this place out for a while…and it’s closing for good at the end of the month (university needs the space for academics), so no better time than now! One of the only museums dedicated to food culture and history in the county, here’s some of what they list on their website (https://www.culinary.org/On_View/) :
“Permanent and temporary exhibitions fill 25,000 square feet of gallery space. Casual viewers will spend at least an hour, but real foodies will need a day to digest what’s on display. You can imagine a trip along the paved roads of the Roman Empire, or the dirt back roads of New England in the early 20th century. Along the way, you might stop for a “bite” at the hot dog wagon, have a “drink” at the Art Deco bar, “down” cocktails on the First Class Deck of the Queen Mary, or you can even get in the kitchen of the Little Chef Diner and “whip up” a California burger and fries.”
And they have a fully functional Skeeball machine! Need I say more…
For whoever is feeling up for it, happy to grab lunch nearby afterwards. Also, if it’s a nice day (current prediction is in the 40s), the Save the Bay Center right down the road has a nice short trail down to a beach with a pretty killer water view and lots of rocks for kids to play with.
Cost is $7/adult ($1 off if you have a AAA membership), $3/kid over six.
Parking is free in front of the building.