Please join the Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors of the Science Museum of Virginia for our annual black tie gala in the Museum’s landmark exhibit and event center, the Dewey Gottwald Center.


Your support of the Illumination Gala provides more than just an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Your support will help the Museum ignite the spark of informal science learning for hundreds of thousands of children and adults this year.


The Museum has been a beloved Richmond institution for more than 40 years and is Virginia’s flagship for informal STEM learning. With a mission to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science, the Museum provides a wealth of ways – from exhibits and features in the Dome theater to touring exhibitions and special events– for guests to question their world and uncover the wonder of STEM.


Become a Gala sponsor – at any level – and help spark curiosity and inspiration in future generations for years to come!

See pictures from last year's Gala here.



Tickets start at $250. If you are interested in purchasing a table or would like more information on the different sponsorship options, please contact or call 804-864-1548. Please register below.



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Illumination Gala 2019
The Dewey Gottwald Center at the Science Museum of Virginia
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Attendees: 36 $ 50,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 24 $ 25,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 16 $ 10,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 8 $ 5,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 4 $ 3,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 2 $ 1,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.