Discovery Ball 2013 Dinner Table and Space Hab
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Discovery Ball

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 the California Science Center Foundation’s 17th Annual Discovery Ball will illuminate one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time. Get your reservation in now for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Known as one of the premier philanthropic occasions in Los Angeles for debuting blockbuster exhibitions and transporting guests to other places and times, this high-profile black-tie gala is not to be missed!

Discovery Ball 2014 Dinner 2
Nadine Froger

On May 16, 2014 the California Science Center held its 16th Annual Discovery Ball. More than 750 guests attended the west coast premiere of Pompeii: The Exhibition and were transported back in time to the height of the Roman Empire. Dinner was al fresco in the candlelit peristyle of the neighboring Coliseum and the night was topped off with dancing beneath the wings of Endeavour in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion. Gala Co-Chairs,
Anne Shen Smith, past Chairman and CEO of Southern California Gas Company and Bob Carter, Senior Vice President – Automotive Operations of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. along with the California Science Center Foundation thank many generous supporters for helping to exceed our fundraising goal with gross revenue topping $1.35 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.

For more information, contact the Development Office at (213) 744-2035 or