Discovery Ball 2013 Dinner Table and Space Hab
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18th Annual Discovery Ball

Friday, May 20, 2016

The 18th Annual Discovery Ball on Friday, May 20, 2016 celebrates the arrival of
, the last remaining flight-ready External Tank, for Space Shuttle Endeavour’s ultimate display in launch position in the future Samuel Oschin Pavilion Air and Space Center.

Three-and-a-half years ago the world watched as Space Shuttle Endeavour made its final flight atop the Boeing 747-123 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, then completed its historic journey through city streets from LAX to the California Science Center in Exposition Park. The arrival of ET-94 is the next exciting chapter as we advance one of the most significant educational and civic projects in California—the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.

Guests of the first ever, off-site Discovery Ball in Marina del Rey will retrace the External Tank’s journey home. Cocktails and jazz will transport guests to the heart of the French Quarter; then follow the Second Line to the dinner tent where Jungle meets Carnival for a spectacular Panamanian-style dinner and dancing; and join in a midnight send-off for ET-94 through the streets of LA to the California Science Center. For more event details, download a Discovery Ball invitation.

Discovery Ball 2016 Lexus RX Hybrid Raffle

Tables seating 10 range from $10,000 to $50,000 and individual tickets are available in packages of two for $2,500. Download the reservation form to see the table levels and benefits, or make your sponsorship contribution online today. 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!

You can also support this year’s Discovery Ball by purchasing a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid. Only 500 tickets will be sold—don’t miss these fantastic odds to win! Download the raffle entry form.*

*By entering, participants agree to be bound by complete raffle entry rules.