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Invent the Night Gala: The Magic of Science

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a magical evening at the Museum. Save the date and join us next year on May 3rd!

A Gala like no other

Join us for an evening exploring a side of the Museum you haven’t seen before.

  • Uncover the magic of science mingling in our newly renovated Play to Learn exhibit
  • Bid for silent auction items among the Lunar Module
  • Sip on imaginative cocktails while uncovering the nighttime mysteries of Carolina Wildlife

The party doesn’t end there as the crowd moves outside to dance under the stars and explore more of the magical wonders of science around the Museum.

Date: May 5, 2023
Time: 7 pm – 11 pm
General Admission: $150
VIP: $250

Bidding for a common goal

During our silent and live auctions, you’ll have the opportunity to bid on amazing experiences, incredible items, and one-of-kind Museum offerings. Support from this will be directed towards our Ignite Learning program.

Note: You can still bid on silent auction items and win even if you can’t attend the gala!

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Thank you to our 2023 Gala sponsors

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