Frost Science’s 3rd Annual Celebration of Science
Benefits the Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and its Board of Trustees will celebrate the second anniversary of the museum’s opening in Downtown Miami with the 3rd Annual Celebration of Science on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The gala fundraiser supports the museum’s exhibitions and learning programs, while also commemorating its continued commitment to scientific excellence. This year, the museum will honor Dr. Eugene J. Sayfie with the 2019 Visionary Award, which recognizes and celebrates a commitment to the community through visionary leadership that enhances scientific, technological and/or educational excellence. Dr. Sayfie, a retired cardiologist and former associate professor of medicine and Medical Director of Executive Health at UHealth, revolutionized healthcare with his unique philosophy and personalized treatment approach. He also previously led a comprehensive care facility at UHealth, The Eugene J. Sayfie, M.D., Pavilion for Excellence in Patient Care. Last year, the museum honored Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez with the 2018 Visionary Award.
This year’s gala theme, The Science of the Senses, will take guests on a sensory journey through the museum’s Aquarium and unique exhibitions with a roving dining and entertainment experience designed to stimulate their sense of wonder. Performances by student groups of the Frost School of Music, curated by Dean Shelton Berg of the Frost School of Music, will set a lively tenor, with diverse ensembles performing jazz, opera and symphonic sounds. Interactive science experiments, animal encounters, dazzling visual displays, olfactory discoveries, and an inspired food and cocktail menu will delight and awaken each of the senses. With the creative tasting menu provided by Constellation Culinary Group and decor designed by Shiraz Creative, guests should expect the unexpected while taking a culinary and artistic journey through their own sensory worlds. Specialty libations will be presented by Castle Brands. A recognition ceremony and award presentation for Dr. Sayfie will take place during the event’s VIP Pre-Party (7 to 8:00 p.m.), the first of three unique experiences included in the gala, which also include a Main Event (8 to 10:00 p.m.) and The Big Bang after party (10 p.m. to midnight).
The 3nd Annual Celebration of Science sponsors* include: Castle Brands; Cesar and Cristina Alvarez/Greenberg Traurig; Paul and Swanee DiMare; FPL SolarNow; Grove Bank & Trust; HEICO Corporation; HUB International Florida; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services; Richard and Susan Lampen; Gabriel and Jennifer Montoya; Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.; Northern Trust; University of Miami; Vector Group; and Weiss Family Foundation. *Silver level sponsors and higher as of 3/15/19.
Individual tickets for the 3rd Annual Celebration of Science are $1,750. Sponsorship packages range from $15,000 through $250,000. For more sponsorship opportunities and ticket information, please click here or email CelebrateScience@FrostScience.org.
The Big Bang: Sixth Sense After Party, the late-night portion of the event, will celebrate the Sixth Sense and the possibilities hidden behind the concept of extrasensory perception. This evolution of the museum’s Big Bang fundraiser is an opportunity for younger philanthropists to support the museum. The Big Bang, open to those 21 and over, will include enhanced programming, a special photo booth experience, a feast of hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and open bar. Big Bang guests will begin their night in the museum’s Frost Planetarium with unique musical performances followed by late night revelry on an interactive dance floor with mind-bending sounds by DJ Arlette Carlin. Tickets for the Big Bang start at $125 and are available at FrostScience.org/BigBang.
About the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Located in Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a leading-edge science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Sitting on four acres, the 250,000-square-foot museum divides into four distinct buildings: the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and the North and West Wings. At Frost Science, visitors can explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions and unique shows. Frost Science is supported by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County. This project is supported by the Building Better Communities Bond Program and the City of Miami. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. 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. Learn more at frostscience.org. Learn more at www.FrostScience.org or call 305-434-9600.