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.

 

Sponsorship

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 .

 

Here's a new video of the Neanderthal Ball.  Thanks to our friends at Starwood Vacation Ownership for producing the video!  For information on next year's events, please contact Kathy Lopus at 407.514.2233 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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More than 600 Stepped Into The Past to Support the Future

The Neanderthal Ball Was a Rockin’ Success

Guests partied like a caveman at the Orlando Science Center's Annual Neanderthal Ball on Saturday, November 5. They participated in a “diamond dig” for an authentic half-karat diamond, examined real fossils, and showed off the latest in “caveman couture.” It was a night of prehistoric fun in the dinosaur exhibit and raised $100,000 for the Science Center’s mission to inspire science learning for life.

Not only was the ball filled with fun activities, upscale dining was provided by Stonewood Grill with beverages, including Olive Garden’s fine wines and Orlando Brewing Company’s artisan beers. New event partner Absolut vodka offered a martini bar to move our theme into the Ice Age with a themed area inside the Science Center’s astronomy exhibit.

The Neanderthal Ball is presented by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The event continues to serve as one of the Science Center’s biggest friend-raisers of the year.


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Over 500 cavemen and cavewomen stepped into the past on November 6 for Orlando Science Center’s fourth annual Neanderthal Ball. Guests arrived in style by showcasing their favorite animal print cocktail dresses, ties and prehistoric accessories. DinoDigs set the stage, providing attendees with the opportunity to dine beside STAN the T-Rex and slightly friendlier dinosaurs.

Capital Grille, Tim’s Wine Market and Orlando Brewing helped kick off the festivities by providing fine wine and delicious beer that flowed freely throughout the gala evening. The silent auction was the talk of the party, as some of Orlando’s most influential people traveled around the fourth floor rotunda bidding on items that were graciously donated by an array of spectacular sponsors. Exclusive travel packages, theme park attractions, wine and dining events, sports and golf outings and gift certificates were just some of the unique experiences and items offered.

The celebration continued throughout the night as our ancient friends enjoyed their meals, while rocking out to music and themed entertainment. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Day led the raffle drawings that included two round-trip Air Tran tickets, a Chauffered Dine-Around, as well as the best prize of the night, a half-carat diamond!

Due in part to this extraordinary fundraiser, dedicated Board of Trustees and devoted staff, the Orlando Science Center is able to maintain the mission and goal of inspiring science learning for life.

 


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