3rd Annual Celebration of Science: Science of the Senses
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and its Board of Trustees celebrated its 3rd Annual Celebration of Science: Science of the Senses, supporting the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. The fundraiser commemorated the two-year anniversary of the museum’s opening in Downtown Miami and continued commitment to scientific excellence.
This year’s theme, Science of the Senses, was brought to life through a highly-curated evening that included a unique roving dining and entertainment experience throughout the museum, designed by Shiraz Creative to stimulate a sense of wonder. The event included musical entertainment by the Frost School of Music, curated by Dean Shelton Berg, live animal encounters, dazzling displays of science and unique activations around the museum. The festivities began in the museum’s Hsiao Family Special Exhibition Gallery with a VIP benefactor pre-party. The evening paid tribute to Dr. Eugene J. Sayfie, a retired cardiologist and former associate professor of medicine and Medical Director of Executive Health at UHealth, who was presented with the 2019 Visionary Award. The award recognizes and celebrates a commitment to the community through visionary leadership that enhances scientific, technological and educational excellence.
The evening continued with science-inspired food prepared by Constellation Culinary Group, the museum’s catering partner, and specialty libations presented by Castle Brands, Tito’s Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila and Veza Sur Brewing Co. Guests were wowed as they explored the multilevel science museum, aquarium and Frost Planetarium, interactive science experiments, and hands-on activities developed by the museum’s education department. The evening’s journey through several sensory worlds also included a creative fragrant olfactory display, uniquely created by International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., and a special photo-booth experience.
The Big Bang After-party, the late-night portion of the event, celebrated the Sixth Sense and the possibilities hidden behind the concept of extrasensory perception. Big Bang guests began their night in the museum’s Frost Planetarium with custom laser shows and a unique musical performance followed by late-night revelry on the museum’s interactive dance floor with sounds by DJ Arlette Carlin and performance art by Forealism Tribe.
The 3rd Annual Celebration of Science was made possible by the following donors and supporters: The Miller Family Foundation; Cesar L. and Cristina Alvarez/ Greenberg Traurig; George and Lydia Weiss; Castle Brands; Deutsche Bank/Oti Roberts; Paul and Swanee DiMare; Event Network; FPL SolarNow; Steven R. Frank; Dr. and Mrs. Phillip T. George; HEICO Corporation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services; Richard and Susan Lampen; Matthew and Kristin Lazenby; Raj Mantena; Modern Luxury MIAMI Magazine; Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC; Northern Trust; OPKO Health, Inc.; Jacqueline Simkin; Skanska; Swire Properties; University of Miami; Vector Group Ltd.; Betty Brandt; Holland & Knight LLP; HUB International; Miami Herald Media Company; Grove Bank and Trust; Smith Currie & Hancock LLP; Gabriel and Jennifer Montoya.