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Mystery at the Museum

Mysterious and meaningful, every donation will be matched 1-to-1 by the Reuben H. Fleet Foundation, up to $200,000!
$210,997 Goal $200,000
105% Complete

Unravel the Mystery at the Museum!

 

The Fleet Science Center’s virtual event begins on Sunday, May 30 at 5pm with a clue and the unveiling of an online silent auction of unique wines and extraordinary experiences. Then on Saturday, June 5 at 6pm the plot thickens for those who join the live portion of this virtual gala event. Individual ticket holders and detective teams will enjoy an elegant charcuterie box and wine curated by Gary Parker, Founder of WineSellar & Brasserie, delivered to your door! Gather in small groups or go solo for this unique evening featuring exclusive items, a live auction and a chance to guess “who done it?”

Event details:

An online silent auction of wine and other experience items will open for bidding Sunday, May 30 at 5pm and will remain open until Saturday, June 5 at 5pm.

 

Free registration and access to both the Silent and Live Auctions!
 
The main event—the Mystery at the Museum virtual gala—begins Saturday, June 5 at 6pm. The live stream  may only be accessed with a special code, which will be emailed to guests ahead of the event.

The program will include: 

  • A live auction  of amazing one-of-a-kind experiences 

  • A paddle raise benefitting the Fleet Science Center

  • And Mystery at the Museum. 

 

Mystery at the Museum – A bottle of wine (a 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild valued at $3,000) has gone missing from its display box in the auction area right before the big museum gala. Six gala committee members were there preparing for the event, but which one of them took the prize? On June 5, you’ll see all of their video interviews and have all of the clues. Can you guess who did it before the culprit is revealed?


Detective Teams:

Assemble a detective team of any size by gathering friends together in your home on June 5. Let us know by June 1 and we and we will deliver an appropriately sized Petit Platter and your wine to one location.

 

 

 

Featured Live Auction Item

 

#506 East Cape of Los Cabos for up to 16 people

 
 
Value: $27,500
 
Min. Bid: $20,000

Bask in the beauty of the East Cape in Playa Tortuga, Baja Mexico. 
 
Property Website: Destinations in Paradise 
 
Situated 15 minutes east of Los Cabos San Jose, indulge for five nights at Casa Bellamar, a private 5-Star villa featuring an 8,000 SF main house with four separate guest casitas for a total of eight bedrooms and nine and a half bathrooms – sleeping sixteen in total. This package comes with full maid services, a private chef (food not included) and a butler for your entire stay. Luxury transportation to and from the airport is included.
 
The two acre property features miles of pristine beaches just steps from the house, a heated pool and jacuzzi made from custom mosaic tile, thatched roof palapas at the pool and on the private beach, a gym and solar-lit tennis court. The home and casitas are fully air conditioned and is eco-friendly producing all power from one of the largest residential solar power installations in Los Cabos and all water from its own desalination system.
 
This self-sustainable property on the east cape of Los Cabos offers unparalleled privacy and easy access to colonial San Jose del Cabo (located 11 miles away). Two renowned restaurants Flora Farms and Acres are within easy driving distance from house. Experience the charm of the Old Town of San Jose filled with art stores, eateries, and other local attractions. You can also arrange for private activity tours which include whale watching, world-class fishing and diving, kiteboarding, surfing and snorkeling – all in picturesque turquoise waters of the Gulf of California.
 
Forbes magazine has rated Los Cabos as one of the top vacation destinations of 2021 and well as the world’s first health secure destination.  
 

Based on availability. Certain blackout days including holidays will apply. 

 

 

 

Additional Live Auction Items

 

#504 Iron Chef

 
 
$2,000Value

Enjoy a 12-person Iron Chef dinner party!
 
This package features two local chefs preparing an organic, three-course dinner with specialty wine pairings. Chef Yapo and his wife, Jill, let you choose the key ingredient for a three-course meal as they battle it out, Iron Chef-style!
 
You and your guests will vote after each dish, and at the end of the night, a winner will be announced! The dinner also includes six bottles of wine.  
 
Details: Dinner is restricted to twelve (12) guests. Please contact Chef Yapo to reserve a date at least four weeks before desired date.
 

Special thanks to Chef Yapo for this one-of-a-kind experience.

 

#500 Lunch Cruise + Cocktails

 
 
$3,000Value

Cruise around San Diego Bay with up to 5 of your closest friends!
 
With “Captain” Mike Martin at the helm and First Mate Lori mixing cocktails, your crew will enjoy 1940’s yachting glamour in this beautiful "old school" picnic boat.
 
Kainoa, will depart from the San Diego Yacht Club, sail around the bay and anchor in Coronado's Glorietta Bay for lunch. It’s the perfect summer to drink in the beautiful views, terrific company and cool libations on this one-of-a-kind excursion.
 
Generously donated by: Mike Martin and Lori Fleet-Martin   

 

#503 Six-Nights in Scottsdale

 
 
$5,820Value

Enjoy a six-night stay at the award-winning AAA Four Diamond Resort & Spa, the JW Marriott Camelback Inn.
 
Treat yourself to a massage and a trip to the steam room at The Spa at Camelback Inn. Experience fine dining at any of the five on-site restaurants, as well as casual outposts coffee and snacks.  

 

Special thanks to Fleet Advisory Council Members Jack Florio for securing this amazing experience.

 

 

 

Goals

We thank our donors for helping us achieve these milestones so far!
 
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$100,000
Halfway Marker
Mystery at the Museum is halfway to reaching its $200,000 goal! Help the Fleet uncover the mystery and meet the match!

Tickets


All ticket sales are stopped at this time. You can still make a donation. Please contact the event organizers if you have any questions.
Free Registration

FREE Registration and access to both the Silent and Live Auctions 

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$125 Suspect Ticket for One

“Suspect” Ticket includes:

  • Access to Mystery at the Museum live virtual event
  • Charcuterie board for one (1) from Petite Platters
  • 2 flights or 1/2 bottle of wine curated by Gary Parker

 

($45 per ticket is a donation)

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$250 Bonnie & Clyde Ticket for Two

"Bonnie & Clyde" Ticket for Two includes:

  • Access to Mystery at the Museum live virtual event
  • Charcuterie board for two (2) from Petite Platters
  • 1 bottle of wine curated by Gary Parker

 

($90 per couple is a donation)

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$1,250 Detective Team of 10

“Detective Team” of 10 includes:

  • Access for your guests to Mystery at the Museum live
  • One (1) charcuterie board for two (2) per couple
  • One (1) bottle of wine per couple, curated by Gary Parker

 

($450 is a donation)

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$2,500 Silver Sponsor

Chief Inspector and 9 Detective Sergeants:

Includes all of the Detective Team benefits plus:

  • Silver Sponsor Recognition during the live event
  • Listing on the Fleet’s Gala webpage
  • Two (2) additional bottles of wine

 

($1,600 is a donation)

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Fund-A-Need


$15,000 Science in Neighborhoods

Connect the Fleet Science Center to a community for a year.

 

Neighborhoods need science and your gift will bring teachers, parents, community leaders and business owners together to connect their community to the power of science.

 

* Generous contributions to the Mystery at the Museum, including to Fund-A-Need, will provide critical support for the development and implementation of education programs as well as other needs of the institution as we safely welcome back visitors to our Balboa Park facility. The following are examples of some of the many needs your donation may help address.

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$10,000 Summer of Science

Connect kids to science this summer through the Fleet Science Center’s in-person camps and summer school programs.

 

There is record demand for summer camps at the Fleet Science Center and for off-site education programs. Your gift will help the Fleet hire additional educators and work collaboratively with schools and other providers to meet student needs.

 

* Generous contributions to the Mystery at the Museum, including to Fund-A-Need, will provide critical support for the development and implementation of education programs as well as other needs of the institution as we safely welcome back visitors to our Balboa Park facility. The following are examples of some of the many needs your donation may help address.

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$7,500 Public Programing/StudioX and FLEETtv

Keep enthusiastic families heading to the Fleet Science Center in person and online.

 

Your gift at this level can support hands-on science workshops in Studio X and the creation FLEETtv programming that offers fun science activities kids can do at home.

 

* Generous contributions to the Mystery at the Museum, including to Fund-A-Need, will provide critical support for the development and implementation of education programs as well as other needs of the institution as we safely welcome back visitors to our Balboa Park facility. The following are examples of some of the many needs your donation may help address.

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$5,000 Inspiring Young Women in STEM

Your gift can connect girls to STEM role models and to other girls who love science through the Fleet Science Center's BE WiSE and SciTech programs.

 

SciTech engages 4-5 grade girls in hands on science activities and BE WiSE (Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering) offers unique STEM experiences to girls in 7-12 grade. Both programs inspire young women by connecting them to women working in a variety of STEM fields. Your support will help these programs serve over 1,000 girls each year.

 

* Generous contributions to the Mystery at the Museum, including to Fund-A-Need, will provide critical support for the development and implementation of education programs as well as other needs of the institution as we safely welcome back visitors to our Balboa Park facility. The following are examples of some of the many needs your donation may help address.

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$3,000 Supporting Educators

Your gift at this level will connect teachers to resources and to each other.

 

Since its inception in 2002 the Fleet Inquiry Institute has offered professional development opportunities to more than 14,000 educators. This program has adapted to help teachers connect to each other to share best practices in this new and changing environment. With your support, the Fleet can offer professional development courses, curriculum, and other resources to educators throughout San Diego County.

 

* Generous contributions to the Mystery at the Museum, including to Fund-A-Need, will provide critical support for the development and implementation of education programs as well as other needs of the institution as we safely welcome back visitors to our Balboa Park facility. The following are examples of some of the many needs your donation may help address.

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$1,000 Suds and Science and More!

Your gift can support adult programs both online and in-person.

 

Suds & Science and special Lecture Series continue to be online successes.  And Sharp Minds/Senior Mondays is back as a monthly in-person program! Your support of these programs will connect adults in our community to science.

 

* Generous contributions to the Mystery at the Museum, including to Fund-A-Need, will provide critical support for the development and implementation of education programs as well as other needs of the institution as we safely welcome back visitors to our Balboa Park facility. The following are examples of some of the many needs your donation may help address.

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$500 Young Scientist

Inspire hundreds of young scientists!

 

The Fleet’s Young Scientists Club continues to serve kids age 3-5 with fun and educational science activities. .Your gift can ensure that our youngest scientist still have access to this crucially important development opportunity.

 

* Generous contributions to the Mystery at the Museum, including to Fund-A-Need, will provide critical support for the development and implementation of education programs as well as other needs of the institution as we safely welcome back visitors to our Balboa Park facility. The following are examples of some of the many needs your donation may help address.

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$250 25 Students

This level of underwriting can help bring one class of 25 students to the Fleet Science Center for a fieldtrip.

 

Students will enjoy exploring exhibit in small groups, experience an IMAX® film, and learn from the Fleet Science Center’s experienced education staff.

 

* Generous contributions to the Mystery at the Museum, including to Fund-A-Need, will provide critical support for the development and implementation of education programs as well as other needs of the institution as we safely welcome back visitors to our Balboa Park facility. The following are examples of some of the many needs your donation may help address.

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$100 The Future of Science

Your donation at any level is important and ensures that children and adults throughout our community are connected to science, to create a better future.

 

The Fleet is your science center, San Diego!

 

* Generous contributions to the Mystery at the Museum, including to Fund-A-Need, will provide critical support for the development and implementation of education programs as well as other needs of the institution as we safely welcome back visitors to our Balboa Park facility. The following are examples of some of the many needs your donation may help address.

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Sponsorship


$10,000 Diamond Level Sponsorship

Two Available:

 

  • Women in STEM Sponsor
  • Distance Learning Sponsor

 

(Donation portion is $8,075*)

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$7,500 Platinum Level Sponsorship

Two Available:

 

  • Charcuterie Board Sponsor
  • Technology Sponsor

 

(Donation portion is $5,575*)

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$5,000 Gold Sponsorship

*In addition to special recognition, sponsors at the Gold level and above are entitled to Detective Team benefits PLUS one premium bottle of wine and a $200 gift certificate from WineSellar & Brasserie. 

 

(Donation portion is $3,075*)

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Free Charles (Efficiency Expert)

Charles is the Gala Committee member who likes to be useful.

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Free Belinda (Gala Donor)

Wealthy volunteer who enjoys wine a bit too much. Belinda has to taste all the Gala vino to make sure it is up to par.

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Free Archie (Wine Collector)

He doesn't understand his flamboyant fellow committee members and would prefer to spend his time folding napkins.

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Free Bill (a.k.a. Big Daddy B)

Lawyer by day and DJ by night. Bill has "the Big B" type diabetes and bad taste in pants.

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Free Deidre (Eccentric)

Deidre's been married as many times as Elizabeth Taylor. But, if the Gala needs something unusual, Deidre is the one to ask.

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Free Samantha (Gala Chairperson)

Samantha is beautiful but allergic to everything and nearly blind. Emotional distress causes her to faint.

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