LYNNFIELD, Mass. -- HP Hood, a leading provider of dairy products, has announced a partnership with the Museum of Science in Boston to offer family-friendly science experiments that focus on the Science of Light.

Hood recently introduced a new look to its LightBlock Bottle, which is designed to protect milk from light, which can cause milk to oxidize, changing the taste. The recently repackaged LightBlock Bottle blocks more light, which protects milk and helps maintain its fresh taste.

“Hood is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, and enhancing our LightBlock Bottle technology to provide even greater protection of our milk is a great way to mark Hood’s long-standing commitment to quality and innovation,” said Chris Ross, senior vice president of Marketing and R&D at Hood. “Hood has seen increased demand for white milk and will continue to invest in maintaining the highest standards for our products.”

Hood is sponsoring at-home experiments, in-person demonstrations at the Museum of Science and virtual live streams created by the Museum of Science to demonstrate the effects of both natural and artificial light on various materials. The experiments can be found on Hood’s website and can be conducted at home using common household items.

On Saturday, May 15, the Museum of Science will offer live demonstrations of the “Science of Light” experiments and Hood will be on-site to give away kits with all the materials needed to conduct the experiments at home. Additionally, the demonstrations will be live-streamed via the Museum of Science’s Facebook account and on YouTube to make the content broadly accessible.

“What better way to spark interest in how science and technology impact our daily lives than with fun, accessible science experiments developed in partnership by the Museum of Science and Hood,” said Tim Ritchie, president of the Museum of Science. “The ‘Science of Light’ experiments engage audiences - at home or online - to explore the properties of light and how it affects our food. At-home science experiments like these are critical for young minds and make science accessible, educational and fun.”

Hood is also partnering with mom and actress Melissa Rauch, best known for her role as Bernadette on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory, to highlight the benefits of Hood’s LightBlock Bottle. She encourages families to try the experiments at home.

“As a mom of young children, I want to nourish my kids with food and beverages that help them thrive, and also taste delicious,” said Melissa Rauch, actress and Hood science program ambassador. “Hood knows that every glass and every drop of milk matters to families, so they protect their milk from the moment it leaves their hands to the moment it enters the fridge. The LightBlock Bottle is a signal of quality for me, and now it’s a fun way to help my kids learn a little bit about science together.”