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“Underwater Wonders” Getting Ready to Splash Down March 29

“Underwater Wonders” Getting Ready to Splash Down March 29

Buy Your Tickets Today for the Stylish, Entertaining and Educational 2014 Imagine Gala 

 

ImagineGala_SavetheDate_20131217_Web_FinalR2As the sun goes down over the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, March 29, scores of well dressed citizens will assemble for a night of grown up play at a venue normally teeming with curious children. At 7 p.m., The Imaginarium Science Center will be transformed into a mysterious playground of “Underwater Wonders” featuring live music, fabulous food, drinks and live and silent auction packages. Don’t miss out on The 2014 Imagine Gala, the premiere fundraising event benefitting the popular Imaginarium as it expands to serve a growing population.

In addition to all the festivities, the Imagine Gala will also present an opportunity to explore brand new exhibits focusing on a waterways wellness theme, a hot button topic for policymakers; businesses, anglers, residents and tourists alike. The Imaginarium is proud to present Watershed Wonders: Caloosahatchee Connections, an interactive exhibit that illustrates the Florida watershed from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico through the Caloosahatchee. Also new is The Water Table exhibit.

Touch_TankWSThe Imaginarium is proud to present Watershed Wonders: Caloosahatchee Connections, an interactive exhibit that illustrates the Florida watershed from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico through the Caloosahatchee, with the unveiling of its final phase, The Water Table exhibit, at the gala.

The gala takes place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. at The Imaginarium Science Center, located at 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers, and calls for cocktail attire. Tickets purchased after March 22, 2014 will be $100.

Eric Raddatz, founder of the Naples and Fort Myers Film Festivals, will entertain the crowd as emcee and auctioneer.

Randy-StingrayAttendees will be delighted that many of their local leaders will be transformed into whimsical collaborative art pieces inspired by the waterways theme. Business owners, community organization leaders and government officials have had their heads expertly drawn by professional artist Rebecca Kundysek. Local children then took the helm and let their imaginations run wild. Mayor Randy Henderson has been rendered a stingray, for instance. Norman Love is now a dolphin. Alliance for the Arts Executive Director Lydia Black is loving life as a sea turtle. Lydia Black as a Sea TurtleGuests will be able to vote on their favorite pieces throughout the evening for a donation, and will be entered to win fabulous prizes. The money from each vote will go toward the Camp i-Sci Summer Science Camp Scholarship Fund. Each art piece will go home with the treasured leader.

It’s all in the name of fun – and funding the Imaginarium. Don’t miss the opportunity to support Southwest Florida’s only science center and aquarium, which offers engaging STEM exhibits for Southwest Florida children and families.

PrintPlease join Title Sponsor, Lipman Produce, and our major sponsors for an evening to be remembered: Chico’s FAS, CONRIC PR & Marketing, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, P.A., Publix Charities, Norman Love Confections and Robb & Stucky.

For tickets and more information about The Imaginarium Science Center and the Underwater Wonders Gala, call (239) 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org.

About the Imaginarium Science Center
The Imaginarium Science Center is a family-friendly science center and aquarium offering fun interactive exhibits and a 3-D theatre. The mission is to engage guests in the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through hands-on exhibit experiences and educational programs that further the understanding of the natural and human-made world, foster an appreciation for Southwest Florida’s unique environment and natural waterways, and nurture intellectual curiosity, discovery, and innovation. For more information, visit www.i-sci.org.

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