Please join us as we honor our hosts, Ms. Rosann Bocciarelli and Mr. James Weinberg, for their many contributions to the Science Museum of Virginia and the Richmond community.
The evening celebration includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction to support the Science Museum of Virginia while raising awareness and support for the Museum’s mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science.
Your support of the Kugel Ball makes possible all of the Museum’s exciting offerings – from Rat Basketball, to features in The Dome, Camp Ins, fantastic exhibits and much, much more! Your participation will help the Museum provide inspirational learning opportunities to hundreds of thousands of children and adults this year.
Every unrestricted gift, large or small, helps the Museum in its mission – Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science.
$250—Keeps Science on a Sphere spinning. This 6-foot globe puts earth’s dynamic systems into perspective, as tsunamis, earthquakes, commercial flight patterns, even Facebook activity unfold real time.
$1,000—Keeps the earth moving. The Museum’s Foucault Pendulum swings 7,926 times daily to mark the earth’s imperceptible rotation on its axis.
$3,000— Keeps us jumping through hoops. The Museum’s team of basketball playing rats-- ambassadors of Skinner’s theory of operant conditioning--perform for hundreds of screaming fans every day.
$5,000—Keeps us connected. Over 5,000 feet of cable and 25G of data usage daily track yoga poses in Boost!, global energy demand on the Watt Wall, earth’s activity on Science on a Sphere, and then post, tweet, and Facebook it for over 35,000 online followers.
$10,000—Keeps the Green Roof green. Practicing what we preach, the Science Museum’s green roof demonstrates ways to manage storm water and improve water quality in our rivers and Bay.
$25,000—Keeps teens engaged. The MiX, the Museum’s new digital media lounge, gives teens free access to the coolest technology to create, innovate, design, or just mess around.
$50,000—Keeps us current and relevant. Where string cheese meets string theory, our free Lunch Break Science program covers topics ranging from robotic surgery to organic farming.
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