Take a ‘risk’ at the Boonshoft’s biggest annual winter fundraiser

Published: Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 6:00 AM

Patrons enjoying Eureka! Sip, Savor, Science at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on Feb. 27, 2016. VIVIENNE MACHI / STAFF
Patrons enjoying Eureka! Sip, Savor, Science at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on Feb. 27, 2016. VIVIENNE MACHI / STAFF

If you’ve never experienced the Boonshoft Museum’s annual winter fundraiser, Eureka!, this is the year to take the “chance.”

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The theme for the 2019 Eureka! event is “Eureka! Playing the Odds” and it promises to be an an engaging evening of scientific experiments, popular adult beverages and enlightenment, centered around one of the most exciting pastimes in human history — games of chance. From modern games of chance to ancient superstitions, people have always been fascinated by the good fortune that seems to befall a lucky few. 

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“Eureka! is one of the most unique and entertaining evenings of the year. Every winter we explore a different theme related to our mission and collection. As this is also an adult evening, it is an excellent opportunity for attendees to enjoy science while enjoying a cocktail or a craft beer,” said Erika Asher, manager of Donor Relations for the Dayton Society of Natural History. “The evening is also special because it supports a very worthy cause, which makes it all the more enjoyable.”

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Attendees will meander on and off the dance floor while trying delicious small plates, wines and craft beers. 

Early Bird Reservations are $75 per person. Regular reservations are $85 per person (March 1 – 15); tickets at the door are $90 per person. All reservations include a welcome cocktail and four (4) beer/wine drink tickets.

New for 2019!

“The Boonshoft Museum is offering a 50/50 Raffle at Eureka, in support of year-round education at the Museum. The lucky winner will split the pot with us. Tickets are 1 for $20 or 3 for $50, and are currently available online, in person at the Museum during regular hours, and at the event. The drawing will be held at end of the evening on March 16. However, raffle supporters need not be present to win, so those who cannot attend the event can still help fund education at the Museum.”

WANT TO GO?

WHAT: Eureka! Playing the Odds

WHEN: 7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, March 16

WHERE: The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery