13th Annual Galaxy Gala and Young Patrons Big Bang
Benefits Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Galaxy Gala from 6:30 p.m. to midnight
Big Bang from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host its stellar 13th Annual Galaxy Gala: Aqua Lumiere on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Hilton Miami Downtown. Since its inception, the Galaxy Gala has helped raise funds for and highlight the development of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a world-class, state-of-the-art facility under construction in downtown Miami’s Museum Park.
The now famously dynamic evening celebrating science will play on the elements of light and water, with exciting technology and innovative features throughout the space. The experience begins with a cocktail reception featuring live animals and an auction, followed by dining, dancing and entertainment.
The evening is hosted by the Museum’s Board of Trustees, under the leadership of a Gala Committee comprised of community activists and philanthropists. Gala Co-Chairs are Shelly & Marko Dimitrijevic and Jennifer & Gabriel Montoya. The Honorary Chair is the Hector Family; Philanthropic Chairs are Trish & Dan Bell; Host Chairs are Alicia Cervera Lamadrid & Alberto Lamadrid; and Presenting Chairs are: Chanin & Adam Carlin, Jacqueline Simkin and Barbara & Michael Weintraub.
“We’re looking forward to another spectacular Gala this year,” said Jennifer Montoya, Gala Co-Chair. “As construction on the new facility progresses, we can’t wait to celebrate and share its notable achievements with Gala attendees.”
During the Gala, the Museum will honor the following individuals and organizations to acknowledge those who have exhibited exceptional leadership and commitment to the development and building of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science: The Visionary Award will be presented to The Batchelor Foundation, Founder George E. Batchelor; the Vanguard Award will be presented to Baptist Health South Florida; and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science award will be presented to Julia Rea Bianchi.
“The Galaxy Gala is always an extraordinary celebration,” said Shelly Dimitrijevic, Gala Co-Chair. “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 is the Museum’s Big Bang 2015:H2Glow after-party, hosted by the Young Patrons. Targeted at young professionals, ages 21-40, the Big Bang begins at 9 p.m. with a cocktail reception and at 11 p.m. the doors open to the main event where attendees join Gala guests and “crash” the party. The Gala then transforms into a nightlife-inspired event with DJ, dancing, special performances and cocktails.
Individual tickets for the Galaxy Gala are priced at $600, and tickets for the Big Bang are $100. Various Galaxy Gala and Big Bang sponsorship, underwriting and advertising opportunities are available. For more information, contact Ruth Robinson at RRobinson@ScienceGala.com.
All proceeds from both events directly benefit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and its programs.
About the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science 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 nearly 65 years, the Museum’s award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, and rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic have enriched locals and tourists alike. In 2016, the museum will continue to inspire visitors in a new state-of-the-art facility designed by Grimshaw Architects currently under construction at Museum Park, in the heart of downtown Miami. The Museum will be structured around a lushly landscaped indoor and outdoor Living Core Aquarium of terrestrial and aquatic environments, featuring a Gulf Stream tank experience totaling over 500,000 gallons of salt water. The facility will also feature a state-of-the-art full dome Planetarium, the Knight Learning Center, Innovation Center and Cafe, and an Exploration Center featuring permanent interactive exhibits: Feathers to the Stars and The River of Grass. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is funded with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Learn more at www.MiamiSci.org or call 305-646-4248.