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.


The Dewey Gottwald Center is named for an innovator and an inspirational figure in Virginia’s STEM landscape. The building is a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit and serves as a beacon in the community, sparking curiosity and inspiration in future generations for years to come.

Help us illuminate the Dewey Gottwald Center! 


Your support of the Illumination Gala will help the Museum ignite the spark of informal science learning for hundreds of thousands of children and adults this year. Your participation 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!

Every unrestricted gift, large or small, helps us live our mission – Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science.


Gala Price List


Questions? Please contact Sarah Perrett at 804.864.1548. or

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Illumination Gala 2018
The Dewey Gottwald Center
Science Museum of Virginia
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Attendees: 2 $ 1,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 4 $ 3,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 8 $ 5,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 16 $ 10,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 24 $ 25,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 32 $ 50,000.00 ea.