The Galaxy Gala – An Out of this World Event

Benefits Miami Science Museum

Nancy and Jonathan M. Batchelor

Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami

Miami Science Museum will host its 10th Anniversary Gala, themed “An Out of this World Event,” chaired by Nancy & Jonathan M. Batchelor and Nicole & Edgar M. Lozano. This exciting milestone celebration will commemorate the 10-year history of the Gala, and will also showcase the new $275 million Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, slated to break ground in Spring 2012. The state-of-the-art waterfront project is downtown Miami, adjacent to the American Airlines Arena, will be completed by the end of 2014.

The black tie-optional event will be the Museum’s most “astronomical” Gala to date. The evening takes off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner and dancing follow along with a special entertainment feature that will create an unforgettable galactic experience.

Following dinner the Galaxy Gala will welcome young professionals ages 21-40 for the Museum’s Big Bang After-Party, hosted by the MiaSci Young Patrons.

Edgar and Nicole Lozano

A number of Galaxy Gala sponsorship, underwriting and advertising opportunities are available. Tickets for the Galaxy Gala are $500 per person and are available by contacting Ruth Robinson at 305-646-4249 or by email, or visit our website or Facebook page.

About Miami Science Museum

Founded by the Junior League of Miami in 1949, Miami Science Museum (MiaSci) welcomes an average of 200,000 visitors annually, including 50,000 schoolchildren and over ten million Planetarium visitors since its inception. Hundreds of thousands more enjoy the traveling exhibitions created by MiaSci which tour nationally. The new MiaSci will be an extraordinary resource for the Miami community, inspiring dreams and motivating people of all ages to discover new skills and enjoy learning about science, technology and the wonders of the world around us.

The Galaxy Gala Committee

Renowned London-based firm Grimshaw Architects has completed a phenomenal concept design of the new 250,000 square-foot, highly sustainable, LEED-certified structure featuring a revolutionary three-story aquarium, a rooftop Wildlife Center with hanging gardens and wildlife, a 3-D multimedia Planetarium dome that changes colors by night, and an observatory and VIP Lounge with exceptional views offering an optimal entertainment venue visible by night and day from car, ship, plane and park. With park remediation slated to conclude in fall 2010, Project Construction Managers, Boston-based Suffolk Construction and San Francisco-based Webcor Builders, will break ground in 2011. For more information, visit:

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