11th Anniversary Galaxy Gala and Big Bang

Benefits Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Edgar & Nicole Lozano, Jon & Nancy Batchelor, Patricia & Philip Frost

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Galaxy Gala – 6:30 p.m. – midnight
Big Bang – 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
The JW Marriott Marquis
225 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

Since its inception, the Galaxy Gala has helped raise funds for and highlight the planning and development of what is now the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a world-class, state-of-the-art facility.

The now famously fun evening celebrating science will begin with a cocktail reception featuring live animals and an auction, followed by an “aquatic” dinner experience featuring food, dancing and entertainment. Black tie optional is the event dress code.

The evening is presented by Miami Science Museum’s Board of Trustees with the leadership of a Gala Committee comprised of community activists and philanthropists. Gala Co-Chairs for the third consecutive year are Nancy & Jonathan Batchelor and Nicole & Edgar Lozano. Philanthropic Chairs are Trish & Dan Bell.

Alexis & Izzy Havenick, Big Bang Chairs 2013

“We’re looking forward to an exceptional Gala this year,” said Nancy Batchelor. “Ground has been broken for the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, and we’re excited to share all it will have to offer with Gala attendees.”

“The 11th annual Galaxy Gala will be spectacular,” said Nicole Lozano. “We’re happy to once again raise funds for the amazing new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.”

Coinciding with the Galaxy Gala will be the Museum’s Big Bang young professionals after-party, sponsored by Magic City Casino and chaired by Alexis & Izzy Havenick. Targeting young professionals ages 21-40, the Big Bang begins at 10 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and at 11 p.m. the doors will open to the main event where attendees will join gala-goers and “crash” the party. The Gala transforms into a darker, nightlife-inspired event with a DJ, dancing, special performances and cocktails.

All proceeds from both events will directly benefit the Miami Science Museum and its programs.

Individual tickets for the Galaxy Gala are $500. Tickets for the Big Bang are $100.

For more information and tickets for the Galaxy Gala, contact Ruth Robinson at 305-646-4249 or rrobinson@miamisci.org, visit www.miamisci.org/gala or on Facebook.

About Miami Science Museum

Miami Science Museum aims to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world. For over 60 years, Miami Science Museum’s award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, and rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic have enriched locals and tourists alike. In 2015, the legacy continues with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a new world-class, state-of-the-art facility designed by Grimshaw Architects in the heart of downtown Miami. Miami Science Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information about the current Museum or our future home, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, visit www.miamisci.org or call (305) 646-4200.

Miami Science Museum is located at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free for MiaSci members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3 – 12, $10.95; adults are $14.95. Parking is free.

Miami Science Museum is funded with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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