September 29, 2016

Media Alert: Innovation Celebration Fundraising Gala at RMSC Friday, September 30

*Photo/video opportunity of science experiments, augmented reality, crowds

WHAT: Community members come together to celebrate Innovation Celebration: Harvest Fields of the Future—the fifth annual fundraising gala at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). At this evening event, attendees immerse themselves in agricultural science, network with fellow RMSC supporters and get hands-on with the Museum’s 200 interactive exhibits. Throughout the evening, RMSC experts perform spectacular experiments and guests get a preview of the Elements of the Extreme upcoming exhibition. Attendees enjoy live music, an open bar, food stations and hors d'oeuvres. Silent and live auction. Support for Innovation Celebration helps the RMSC continue to engage families, friends and groups in exciting discovery experiences, and serve as a resource for informal science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

WHO: RMSC President Kate Bennett and event chairs Liv and Jeff Burkey available for interviews; Honorary chairs are Christine and Steven Whitman; The Uptown Groove live band; Auctioneer CK Swett

WHEN: Friday, September 30: 6–11pm

WHERE: Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

ADMISSION: SOLD OUT

HASHTAG: #RMSCgala

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


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