Fermentation and your Microbiome

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COVID-19 UPDATE: OMSI is closed until further notice, and all scheduled maker workshops are cancelled. You can either turn your ticket price into a donation to support OMSI, or you can get a refund by emailing concierge@omsi.edu with your name, contact info, and class name/date. If you would like to be notified when classes are rescheduled, please email foodscience@omsi.edu. 


Fermentation is one of the oldest and simplest means of preserving foods. It is also the best way to manage your gut microbiome, the ~100 trillion bacteria that live in your gut and change your health in a myriad of ways.  In this class you will create a personalized batch of sauerkraut to take home, as well as learn the basics of making your own kombucha and what a SCOBY is.  You will also get an introduction to your microbiome, and snack on some fermented foods while you learn about new scientific discoveries on the depth and breadth of how our microbiome influences our health.

One adult participant per ticket, children under 12 are welcome to share a ticket with an adult. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket. All Maker Workshops are 15% off for museum members. 


Questions? Email foodscience@omsi.edu