Join Museum of Discovery and Science President/CEO, Kim Cavendish, for an adventure is wrapped in luxury in Botswana, where you wing your way from camp to camp on small planes. No lines, no check-in, just the cheerful hello of the pilot as he tosses your bag in the back of your ‘taxi in the sky.’ First stop, the Kalahari Desert and the otherworldly Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where a glowing, white expanse of natural salt deposits create glittering mirages that seem to reach out into the horizon endlessly. Nearby the Nxai Pans are home to an array of animal and plant life, including the giant “upside down” Baobab trees that make the African skyline so spectacular.
Then back on the plane for the most spectacular view over the Okavango. A wetland wilderness of looping channels, and islands forested with palms and wide grassy floodplains, the Delta is home to a magnificent array of iconic birds and animals, from lion and elephant, to the ‘spirit of the Delta’, Pel’s Fishing Owl. Explore this natural paradise in open 4X4 vehicles, on foot, and in mokoros (dugout canoes).
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PAST MUSEUM SOCIAL EVENTS
Museum Annual Gala: Journey to the Amazon Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6 p.m.
The Museum of Discovery and Science will host its Annual Gala on Saturday, October 28, 2017 honoring Kim Cavendish, Museum President and CEO, with the Outstanding Service Award for 30 years of loyal service and outstanding accomplishments.
All proceeds benefit the Museum of Discovery and Science.
For information regarding sponsorships, reservations or table sales please contact Hillary Wallace at Hillary.firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.713.0918.
A Journey in the Peruvian Amazon July 12 To 21, 2017
The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery And Science cordially invites you on a discovery journey of the Peruvian Amazon from July 12 to 21, 2017. Upon arrival in Lima, Peru, you will begin an amazing 10 day experience starting in Peru’s capital visiting such locations as the Plaza de Armas (the main square), with the government palace and the archbishop’s palace. Your journey will continue from the urban jungle to the Amazon rainforest aboard the M/S Amazon Discovery, a luxury motor ship that accommodates a maximum of 44 passengers with 22 spacious suites with floor to ceiling windows for exquisite views. Or enjoy the observation deck which allows for eye popping views of the river, while friendly and attentive staff, excellent naturalists, and meals prepared with the freshest ingredients will make for a most memorable river adventure.
For more information or sponsorship opportunities please contact Hillary Wallace at 954.713.0918 or email@example.com
22nd Annual Bank of America
Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration
Friday, April 7, 2017
The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the 22nd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on Friday, April 7, 2017. The Grand Tasting will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and highlight over 40 South Florida premier restaurants, an array of wine and spirits, assortment of craft beers and a silent auction.
The Platinum experience includes exclusive access to the Platinum Lounge and early access to the Grand Tasting. Platinum Tickets are $250 ($225 before February 14, 2017). Grand Tasting Tickets are $150 ($135 before February 14, 2017). All proceeds of the event benefit the Museum.
Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale Presents:
MODS Masquerade – A Venetian Fantasy Gala October 29, 2016 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cocktail Reception 8 p.m. -11:30 p.m. Dinner and Dancing
The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale MODS Masquerade – A Venetian Fantasy Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy a formal masquerade-ball themed evening with a Venetian twist complete with dining and dancing.
This year’s gala will honor Jon Ferrando, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Discovery and Science and Executive Vice President of AutoNation, Inc. Jon Ferrando has spent the past 11 years as Officer on the Board of Trustees and 10 years as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ferrando will be presented with the prestigious Community Leadership Award.
You can show your support by purchasing tickets or committing to a gala sponsorship, or program ad or making a donation. Sponsorships are available from $60,000 to $3,500. Tables range from $15,000 to $10,000. All proceeds will benefit operations and programs at the Museum of Discovery and Science.
21st Annual Bank of America
Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration Friday, April 8, 2016
The Grand Tasting will feature over 40 of South Florida’s top restaurants and a sampling of over 200 wine, spirits, and craft beers. This will be followed by the ultra-chic After-Party Lounge where all guests can continue to enjoy additional culinary delights from the After-Party restaurant partners and dance under the stars. The After-Party will take place from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the MODS atrium.
Tickets are $150 for the Grand Tasting. Parties of ten receive a reduced rate of $1,350 for Grand Tasting Host packages. You may buy advance tickets online <Click Here> or call 954-713-0906.
For sponsorship information and questions: call Meredith Feder at 954-712-1172; or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 5, 2015,
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friends of MODS Presents: Black White and Bond
To celebrate the opening of the NEW James Bond film The Museum of Discovery and Science's auxiliary group, Friends of MODS will host "Black, White and Bond" featuring a special premiere screening of Spectre: The IMAX ® Experience.
The price of admission includes access to the reception, complete with open bar and spy-themed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a special silent auction, music, raffle prizes, plus entry to the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater! Attendees are encouraged to dress the part in their classiest black and white cocktail attire.
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Thursday, October 8, 2015 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 3rd Annual BFF Luncheon
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
The Museum of Discovery and Science's auxiliary organization, Friends of MODS, is hosting the Third Annual BFF (Building Fantastic Futures) Luncheon to benefit the Museum's special internship and youth development programs on October 8, 2015 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, located at 1881 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, 33316 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $60 Friends of MODS Members / $70 Non-Members.
Or Tables of 10 for $600 (includes recognition in the program).
The Museum of Discovery and Science is pleased to announce the launch of its new World Travel Program. Our first travel adventure is a wildlife safari to Botswana on June 4-14, 2015, organized by Classic Escapes, a family owned boutique travel company specializing in nature and cultural journeys around the world.
During this 10-day trip to Botswana, you’ll experience a nature adventure wrapped in luxury as you explore the Okavanago Delta, the animal kingdom’s water wilderness. Journey goers will get close to exotic wildlife, enjoy comfortable lodging, and fall asleep to night sounds of Africa.
The Museum of Discovery and Science’s auxiliary group, Friends of MODS, along with Club 2-1-1, will host “Superhero Soiree” on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. featuring a screening of Marvel Studios production of Avengers: Age of Ultron: An IMAX ® 3D Experience.
The price of admission to Superhero Soiree at the Museum includes access to the reception, complete with open bar and themed ‘superhero’ cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a special silent auction, DJ, raffle prizes, plus entry to the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater! Attendees are invited to don their favorite superhero costumer (i.e. Iron Man, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc). Guests with the most creative costume attire will win lavish prizes. CLICK HERE for More Information
Friday, March 13, 2015
20th Annual Bank of America
Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration
This year’s event will showcase a sequence of spirits, wine or beer with food pairings, each bound to delight, educate and entertain guests and their palates. The highlights of the evening are tastings from nearly 40 of South Florida’s leading restaurants, and a vast array of wines and spirits from around the world courtesy Southern Wine and Spirits as well as craft beers.
Tickets are $150 for the Grand Tasting.
For advanced tickets please call 954-712-1159;
or CLICK HERE to purchase on line. CLICK HEREfor More Information
The Museum of Discovery and Science’s Leonardo da Vinci Society presents: Sky’s the Limit, featuring world traveling, award winning, pilot Captain Barrington Irving on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
in the Keller Science Theater at Museum of Discovery and Science.
Guests will enjoy cocktails, soft drinks and hors doeuvres plus they will experience the brand new To Fly exhibit, featuring the new 7D multi-sensory capsule dome.
Questions, please call Robyn Harper at 954.713.0906
November 18, 2014 6 p.m. Starry Night at the Museum
Get ready for an evening of astronomical proportions! The Museum of Discovery and Science’s auxiliary group, Friends of MODS, will host “Starry Night at the Museum” on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 6 p.m.
You wll have
access to the reception, located in the traveling exhibit hall, complete with open bar and themed ‘space’ cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, a special silent auction, DJ, raffle prizes and entry to the AutoNation IMAX Theater! where guests will experience Interstellar: The IMAX Experience 70mm Film at AutoNation® IMAX Theater.
Regular Seating tickets are $45 for MODS members and for $55 non-members. VIP Preferred Seating Tickets are $60 for MODS members and $70 for non-members. To purchase tickets, please call Nicole Rodriguez at 954.712.1159 or visit the website: www.friendsofmods.org. Indulge and get your tickets today!
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November 8, 2014 6 p.m. Mercedes Benz 21st Century MODS Gala
The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale 21st Century MODS Gala on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
The Museum will honor Mr. Terry Stiles for his more than 30 year involvement on the Museum’s Board of Trustees as well as his contributions to the greater Fort Lauderdale community.
For more information, reservations or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Robyn Harper at 954.713.0906 or email@example.com
September 16, 2014 11:30 am - 2:00pm BUILDING FANTASTIC FUTURES LUNCHEON
The BFF Campaign is an outreach and fundraising effort to provide youth development and internship programs at MODS helping develop basic job skills, discover career aptitudes, enrich STEM education and help build a better future for the youth in our communities.
Join the 2nd Annual BFF Luncheon to help sponsor the BFF program.
RSVP today for you and your guests to this amazing Leonardo da Vinci Society event! Limited space available.
The Museum of Discovery & Science’s Leonardo da Vinci Society in partnership with FPL presents Code Baby Code featuring the inspirational Felecia Hatcher, White House Honoree for the 2014 Champion of Change for STEM Access & Diversity.
Join us for a sweet celebration of all things chocolate and an evening of great networking with Friends of MODS and Club 2-1-1! Price of admission includes access to the champagne reception, chocolate samples by Hoffman’s Chocolate, specialty cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres.
Friday, April 4, 2014
19TH ANNUAL BANK OF AMERICA
WINE, SPIRITS, AND CULINARY CELEBRATION
The Museum of Discovery and Science hosted 2,000 people at the 19th Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on Friday, April 4, 2014.
This successful fundraising event showcased a sequence of wine, spirits and beer, and included culinary samples, which delighted, educated and entertained guests and their palates. The event raised over $175,000 with proceeds benefiting the Museum.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
2013 Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale
MAD for MODS Gala Museum President and CEO, Kim Cavendish, announced today that the MAD for MODS Gala held Saturday, November 16, 2013, raised nearly $400,000 to benefit the Museum of Discovery and Science.
The celebration was a tribute to the community’s appreciation and support for the Museum. Kim Cavendish said, “I am so grateful for the leadership from the Co-Chairs and Honorary Co-Chairs, and for the outstanding support and sponsorships from our Board and others that have made this event such a big success and such an important source of support for MODS.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS