12th Annual Galaxy Gala and Young Patrons Big Bang
Benefits Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Galaxy Gala – 6:30 p.m. – midnight
Big Bang – 9:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.
The JW Marriott Marquis
225 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
305-987-1630 (Ruth Robinson)
The Miami Science Museum, soon-to-be the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, will host its stellar 12th Annual Galaxy Gala on Saturday, March 14, 2014. The event will showcase the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, opening on the waterfront in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park.
Since its inception, the Galaxy Gala has helped raise funds for and highlight the development of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a world-class, state-of-the-art facility currently under construction.
The now famously fun evening celebrating science will begin with a cocktail reception featuring live animals and an auction, followed by a dining 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, and Host Chairs are Alicia Cervera LaMadrid & Alberto LaMadrid..
“We’re looking forward to another spectacular Gala this year,” said Nancy Batchelor. “With construction on the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science moving full speed ahead, we’re excited to be celebrating the future of the Museum with Gala attendees.”
“The 12th annual Galaxy Gala will be an extraordinary party,” said Nicole Lozano. “It is an opportunity for all of us to come together in support of the amazing new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.”
Coinciding with the Galaxy Gala will be the Museum’s Young Patrons Big Bang After-Party. Targeting young professionals, ages 21 to 40, the Big Bang begins at 9:30 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 nightlife-inspired event with a DJ, dancing, special performances and cocktails.
“Individual tickets for the Galaxy Gala are $500, and tickets for the Big Bang are $100. All proceeds from both events will directly benefit the Miami Science Museum and its programs.
Various Galaxy Gala sponsorship, underwriting and advertising opportunities are available. For more information, visit www.MiamiSci.org/gala or contact Ruth Robinson at 305-987-1630 or by email at RRobinson@ScienceGala.com.
About Miami Science Museum
For over 60 years, Miami Science Museum has been making 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. In 2015, the legacy will continue with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Muaeum of Science, a new state-of-the-art facility designed by Grimshaw Architects currently under construction in the heart of Downtown Miami. The Museum will be structured around a lushly landscaped indoor and outdoor “living core” of terrestrial and aquatic environments, featuring a Gulf Stream aquarium experience totaling over 500,000 gallons, a full dome planetarium, interactive exhibits, the Knight Learning Center, Innovation Center and cafes. Miami Science Museum/Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is accredited by the American Association of Museums, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. For more information about the current Museum or its future home, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, visit www.MiamiSci.org or call 305-646-4248. Miami Science Museum/Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science 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.