awaken: Wonder

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This all-new fundraising event invites guests to experience the science center like never before with extraordinary entertainment, curated cocktails, and creative cuisine.

Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Adventure Science Center is excited to announce the launch of an all-new, signature fundraising event - awaken.

Each year, awaken will highlight themes illuminating inspiration invoked by science and innovation. This year's theme will focus on all things wonder with extraordinary entertainment, creative cuisine, and one-of-a-kind cocktails concocted and served by mixology experts. 

The science center will be transformed like never seen before with whimsical decor and unique lighting design to transport guests and bring the spirit of wonder to life. 

This evening of sophisticated play will focus on STEAM education and the important role it plays in inspiring future innovators and problem solvers. Funds raised will support programs that promote access, inspire curiosity and confidence, and engage communities. 

awaken: Wonder is a 21+ event and the $150 ticket will include food, beverages, entertainment, access to all exhibits & interactives, and a donation to the science center.

** Oops! Our newsletter that went out today (Wednesday) listed the start time of the event as 5:30 pm. Please note that the correct start time is 6:30 pm. **

Creative Cuisine: Actual Food

Actual Food's Chef Graydon Atchley will be curating a menu inspired by the science center's interactive gallery spaces. Think bites that are crafted to experience the science of sound in our Soundbox exhibit, or food that fuels you for adventure in our brand-new Adventure Gallery. 

Chef Graydon Atchley is a Nashville native with a passion for local ingredients and creative dishes. He has taken that passion around the globe, producing incredible meals for an international crowd, and now brings that talent to Actual Food Nashville. When he is not in the kitchen, he can be found canoeing the rivers and lakes of Tennessee.

Rare Air Collective

Rare Air Collective boasts a rotating cast of aerialists, dancers, movers, and shakers based in Nashville, TN. With over 75 years of combined performance experience, Rare Air Collective brings passion, representation, and approachability to the movement arts.

awaken: Wonder is proudly sponsored by HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health, Regent Homes Tennessee, Actual Food Nashville, EY, Elicit Insights, and McGowan Family LP.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A variety of event sponsorship levels are available upon request by contacting Chief Development Officer, Kat Cloud, at kcloud@adventuresci.org


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