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Mystery at the Museum

A mystery to solve. Wines to experience. Food pairings to enjoy. Games to play. Auction items to win. The Fleet's annual fundraiser to connect everyone to the power of science.
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The Fleet Science Center’s annual in-person fundraiser returns on Saturday, June 25, 2022.  Put on your detective’s hat and purchase your ticket to solve the Mystery at the Museum at this gala event featuring an elegant wine-paired dinner.  Access to clues begins Sunday, June 19 with the launch of a weeklong online silent auction of wines and experience packages.  

Register for free today!

 

 

All registered Silent Auction participants will be entered into a free drawing to win a free private documentary screening in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater for up to 30 guests.

 

No purchase is necessary to enter the drawing. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to register for the Silent Auction. The winner will be chosen and notified the week of June 27, 2022. 

 


Event Details: 

 

Your Mystery at the Museum ticket, auction purchase or donation will support the Fleet Science Center’s many education and community programs, helping the Fleet connect everyone in San Diego to the power of science. 

 

Online Silent Auction – bid on wine and experience packages beginning Sunday, June 19 at 5pm, auction closes Sunday, June 26 at 12:00pm after the in-person gala. Registration and access to the online silent auction is free!

 

Mystery at the Museum gala event will be held in-person at the Fleet Science Center on Saturday, June 25 at 6pm and features a wine-paired dinner, curated by Gary Parker, Founder of the WineSellar and Brasserie.

 

General Schedule:

 

6:00pm - Reception in the upstairs galleries with wine, hors d'oeuvres, games and clues

 

7:15pm - Live program in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, featuring the solution to our mystery Grape Day 1936: The Disappearing Barrel, the conclusion of the silent auction and a live auction and paddle raise. 

 

7:45pm - Seated wine paired dinner designed by Chef Andrew Spurgin and Gary Parker (Tables seat eight and will be placed to allow additional space between guests.)

 

 

 COVID-19 Information

The Museum is following state and local guidelines to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. Masks are no longer required, but are strongly recommended inside the Museum for all guests. Please check back the week of the event, June 19, for current requirements. 


 

Mystery at the Museum Committee:

Gary Phillips, Co-Chair
Gary Parker, Co-Chair
Tom Briggs
Regina Brown
Loreen Collins
John Driver
Lori Fleet-Martin
Jack Florio
Cindy Hesse
Nancy Robertson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets & Tables


Free Silent Auction Only
$375 In-person Single Ticket
  • One reserved seat to Mystery at the Museum 
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$3,000 $3,000 Table
  • Select table for 8 

  • 8 game vouchers 

  • Listing in event program (if reserved before June 1) 

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$5,000 $5,000 VIP Table
  • Table for 8 with preferred seating  

  • Reserved seating in Heikoff Giant Dome Theater for Live Program  

  • $100 gift certificate towards food or wine at The WineSellar & Brasserie  

  • 2 bottles of Bollinger (or equivalent) champagne served during dinner  

  • Exclusive sommeliers service during dinner  

  • 8  gift bags  

  • 16 game vouchers  

  • Listing in event program (if reserved before June 1) 

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$7,500 Wine Sponsor Table

Includes all benefits of a $5,000 table for 8 during the event plus:  

  • Logo/name printed in the event program   

  • Logo on Fleet webpage linking back to company’s website  

  • Recognition from the stage during remarks   

  • Listing in Fleet Science Center’s Innovator e-newsletter   

  • 20 Fleet Science Center guest passes   

  • Invites to all VIP Openings throughout the year 

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$10,000 Corporate Sponsor Table

Includes all benefits of a $5,000 table for 8 during the event plus:  

  • Logo printed in the event program   

  • Logo on Fleet webpage linking back to company’s website  

  • Visual acknowledgement on the Dome during the program  

  • Recognition from the stage during remarks  

  • Listing in Fleet Science Center’s Innovator e-newsletter   

  • Invites for 4-6 representatives to all VIP Openings throughout the year  

  • A special “Company Name Day at the Fleet” for up to 75 people, which includes:  

  • Entrance to the Fleet for your employees and their families  

  • Private morning documentary screening of your choice  

  • A private space for your use throughout the day  

  • Virtual ‘thank you’ messaging around the building via Fleet screens   

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Sponsorship Opportunities


$5,000 Silent Auction Wine Sponsor

You will be acknowledged at the event and your name/logo will appear on the silent auction website. Your gift will support programs like Young Scientists. (Event tickets not included.) 

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$5,000 Education Program Sponsor

You will be acknowledged at the event and 100% of your donation will go toward the Fleet’s many education programs including BE WiSE (Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering.) Event tickets not included. 

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$5,000 Table Favor Sponsor

You will be acknowledged at the event and your name/logo will appear in the program and on/in the table favors. Your gift will support programs like the Fleet’s in-school science workshops. (Event tickets not included.) 

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$2,500 Entertainment Sponsor

Opportunity to sponsor the music for the in-person event. You will be acknowledged at the event and your gift will support programs like Family Science Nights. (Event tickets not included.) 

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$1,000 Game Sponsor

Opportunity to sponsor a game (such as the “wine toss”) for the reception of the in-person event. You will be acknowledged at the event and your gift will support programs like Sharp Minds. (Event tickets not included.) 

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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 a 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 Programming/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. 

Read more
$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 aged 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. 

Read more
$2,500 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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