Discovery Ball 2013 Dinner Table and Space Hab
© Nadine Froger

Discovery Ball

On March 7, 2015 the California Science Center Foundation held its 17th Annual Discovery Ball with 850 guests attending the Los Angeles premiere of Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition—the largest exhibition of scrolls ever mounted outside of Israel. A dramatic cocktail reception evoked the Caves of Qumran, where the scrolls were discovered on the northwestern shores of the Dead Sea, followed by a passage to Jerusalem for a sumptuous dinner feast. The night was topped off with dancing and entertainment in the Bedouin Bedlam night club and a screening of the IMAX film Jerusalem 3D that takes viewers into the ancient city in ways never before seen.

Discovery Ball Gala Dead Sea Scrolls
© Nadine Froger

Gala Co-Chairs, Lynda (Mrs. Samuel) Oschin and David DiCristofaro, Regional President of Wells Fargo, the Discovery Ball Committee and the California Science Center Foundation thank the many generous supporters for making contributions toward a new fundraising record with gross revenue topping $1.5 million!

Proceeds from the Discovery Ball help sustain the hands-on exhibits, programs and operations that make the California Science Center a world-class educational resource and family destination.

Stay tuned for the 18th Annual Discovery Ball in Spring 2016–sure to be another extraordinary evening of celebration, all in the spirit of science learning for everyone! For more information or to be added to the Discovery Ball mailing list, contact the Development Office at (213) 744-7494 or