Julia Child:
A Recipe for Life

In this traveling exhibition, visitors explore pivotal moments in Julia’s life, beyond her fame as a TV personality and author through immersive experiences.

Photos of Julia Child by Paul Child, © The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University - Exhibition photos courtesy of The Henry Ford

Julia Child: A Recipe for Life invites visitors to immerse themselves in key ingredients of her personal journey – from her early days in Paris to her groundbreaking cookbook and TV show.

Discover the passion and perseverance that made Julia a culinary icon and be inspired by her legacy, one that continues to influence and inspire generations of food enthusiasts and trailblazers.



Space Required:

3,000 - 5,000 sq. ft.

Target Audience:

Adults, families with children, culinary enthusiasts

Production Time:

Ten (10) days for installation; seven (7) for deinstallation


Two (2) 53 ft. trailers


Exhibition provided in American English

Tour Availability

July – Sept 2026
February 2027 and beyond

Produced By

Julia Child: A Recipe for Life is a traveling exhibition produced and managed by Flying Fish, developed in collaboration with the Napa Valley Museum, under rights granted by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts and The Schlesinger Library, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, and generously supported by Oceania Cruises.


My family and I saw the Julia Child exhibition at The Henry Ford and it was superb! You made me fall in love with her all over again and I learned new fascinating details. My daughter loved the interactive aspects -smelling the bouillabaisse in a heavy copper pot and recreating the bathtime Valentine's Day card, and debuting her own cooking show! It really was such a fun time and I can't wait to take my mom to see it.
Congratulations on a fantastic and delightful exhibition!


Leslie Flowers

Marco Island, FL

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Tour History and Itinerary

The Henry Ford

Dearborn, MI, USA view map

May 19, 2023 – September 10, 2023

The Durham Museum

Omaha, NE, USA view map

October 7, 2023 – February 11, 2024

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Richmond, VA, USA view map

March 16, 2024 – September 2, 2024

Ella Sharp Museum

Jackson, MI, USA view map

October 16, 2024 – January 12, 2025

Cincinnati, OH, USA view map

January 31, 2025 – May 18, 2025

Muskegon, MI, USA view map

June 4, 2025 – September 1, 2023

Saint Paul, MN, USA view map

September 20, 2025 – May 31, 2026

Charlotte, NC, USA view map

October 21, 2026 – January 17, 2027