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SALT: The Magic Rock You Can Eat

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Eric Dean Spruth, MA, ATR, and Danielle DiCristofano, RD, LDN, present a brief history of salt on Earth and beyond!

SALT: The Magic Rock You Can Eat

Join us for “SALT: The Magic Rock You Can Eat,” a captivating exploration of sodium’s history on Earth and beyond. This special program, featuring Danielle DiCristofano, RD, LDN, a Registered Dietitian at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and Eric Dean Spruth, MA, ATR, an Art and Horticulture Therapist, delves into the essential role of salt in our well-being and its intriguing significance in space travel. Attendees will discover the horticultural aspects of growing food and nurturing minds while uncovering salt’s pivotal role in balancing health, preserving food on Earth and in space, and understanding its effects on the central nervous system outside of gravity. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the history of salt and its impact on our lives in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Health in Space: Daring to Explore.” The presentation will address topics such as the suspension of decay, evidence of liquid water, and more.

About Eric Dean Spruth, MA, ATR, Art and Horticulture Therapist

Eric Dean Spruth, MA, ATR (Ph.D. Candidate, Liberty University) Art and Horticulture Therapist is a highly accomplished art therapist, practicing in fields across disciplines, including his therapeutic works and services within tattooing, music, writing, body casting, mastering many art media in the name of service as an art therapist, in service to his special needs populations across the country and around the world. Spruth recently exhibited at the International Museum of Surgical Science in “Art Therapy & Tarot: The Importance of Symbol; Then, Now, and Forevermore.”

About Danielle DiCristofano, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian

Danielle DiCristofano, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

NASA Family Day at the IMSS

This event is free with admission and open to the public. July 27 is Family Day at the IMSS! Reduced admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and under. Military, seniors, and 3 and under are free.

Questions? Email info@imss.org or call us at 312-642-6502

Parking: 1350 N Lake Shore Drive or the Chicago History Museum lot

Accessibility: The Museum has an accessible entrance and elevator that goes to all four floors. For additional accommodations contact us.


July 27
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60610 United States


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