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2013 Discovery Ball

16th Annual
Discovery Ball

Friday, May 16, 2014


Pompeii: The ExhibitionThis year’s 16th Annual Discovery Ball on Friday, May 16, 2014 will transport guests to an ancient city at the height of the Roman Empire. Our distinguished co-chairs Anne Shen Smith, outgoing Chairman and CEO of Southern California Gas Company and Bob Carter, Senior Vice President – Automotive Operations of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. and the Discovery Ball Committee invite you to join us at the gala featuring the west coast premiere of Pompeii: The Exhibition.

The theme and décor of the 16th Annual Discovery Ball gala will immerse guests in the gardens and villas of Pompeii to experience a sumptuous cocktail reception and a lavish Italian feast, with dinner entertainment and live auction hosted by Southern California broadcasting icon Fritz Coleman, NBC4 weathercaster. The capstone of the evening will be the transformation of the Samuel Oschin Pavilion into an out-of-this-world night club with Space Shuttle Endeavour launching the festivities.

Tables seating 10 range from $10,000 to $50,000 and individual tickets are available in packages of two for $2,500. You can also support this year’s Discovery Ball by purchasing a raffle ticket for a chance to win an all-new Lexus RC F performance coupe. Only 500 tickets will be sold–don’t miss these fantastic odds to win! Download the raffle entry form.*

The California Science Center’s annual black-tie gala has steadily gained prominence and respect over its 15-year history, attracting an average of 750 guests comprising community and business leaders and elected officials at local, state and federal levels. The event has been described as “a virtual who’s who of the Los Angeles business community” by the Los Angeles Business Journal and ranked third among the top 100 benefits in Southern California by BizBash for three years running. Proceeds from the Discovery Ball help sustain model education programs and hands-on exhibits that make the California Science Center a world-class educational resource and family destination.

The Discovery Ball is sure to be another extravagant evening of celebration, all in the spirit of supporting science learning for everyone! For more information regarding table levels and benefits download the reservation form. Download the gala invitation for event details or to receive an invitation by mail, contact the Development Office at
(213) 744-2035 or [email protected].

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