Springfield Science Museum Exhibits

Sugar & Spice: The Land of Gingerbread

November 26th, 2010 through January 2nd, 2011

Changing Exhibit Gallery, Second Floor

Springfield Science Museum

Sugar & Spice: The Land of Gingerbread

Ring in the holidays with a visit to a magical storybook realm filled with fanciful gingerbread houses, candy canes, gum drops and other sugary confections. Gingerbread houses created for the Museums’ first annual Gingerbread House competition by professional bakers and individual adults and children are displayed against a snowy landscape filled with decorated trees, twinkling lights and gingerbread people. Inspired by the theme “The City of Homes,” the Gingerbread Houses resemble actual buildings from different eras found throughout Springfield.


The exhibit also traces the adventures of a gingerbread man who is being pursued by creatures of the forest who want to eat him up. Along the way he stops at his own gingerbread house to sip a cup of hot chocolate by the fire, travels down a river of melted fudge and gets lost in a field of licorice sticks. Find out if the gingerbread man escapes from his furry foes in this tantalizing and fun-filled holiday display.

Calling all bakers!

Have you ever wanted to create a gingerbread house? Now is your chance!

Competition Guidelines
Entry Form
Recipe and Resources
Sponsorship Information


Sponsored by the Springfield Business Improvement District and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Fine Arts Center. Presented in conjunction with Museums 10 Table for 10.

For more information, contact ksimpson@springfieldmuseums.org
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