Step Into the Past... to Support the Future!


Eighth Annual Neanderthal Ball

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 - 10:30 p.m.

Step into the Past as we support the future at the Orlando Science Center’s Neanderthal Ball! Set amongst the prehistoric setting of “DinoDigs” and the Ice Age theme of “Our Planet, Our Universe” exhibit. Enjoy delectable food and wine choices under under the star lit sky on the beautiful SunTrust Terrace.

Chisel out your mark at the silent auction. Dress code is cocktail fun with an accent on “cavemen couture”, with an animal print necktie or leopard pattern cocktail dress!

Also, this year’s guests will have the unique experience of enjoying our newest traveling exhibit Bats! Guests will come face to face with these high-flying creatures, all while enjoying their evening at the ball.



Please download the Sponsorship Packet for potential Neanderthal Ball opportunities and how you can be more involved with this spectacular event.


Planning Committee

Thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm and leadership of the Neanderthal Ball Planning Committee, the Neanderthal ball has become one of the most popular events in the Science Center’s calendar. If you’d like to network with a hard-working but fun-loving group of professionals like yourself, please contact Susan Maureau at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


We didn't just raise money for youth education programs at Neanderthal Ball on Saturday — we also crowned a new Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Champion!We think these contestants were ready to go “clubbing.” Do you agree?

Check out their (pre)historic looks here:


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An event 600,000 years in the making, the seventh annual Neanderthal Ball this past Saturday was a huge success! Proceeds benefited youth education programs at the Science Center.

Special thanks goes to our incredible community partners and supporters including presenting sponsor Starwood Vacation Ownership, Harriett’s Charitable Trust, Bright House Networks, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and all of our silver, bronze, dinner, dessert, décor and audio/visual sponsors.

Witness the pageantry, celebration and charity in the accompanied slideshow.

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