Immersive events are thriving, and one annual fundraising event has become a prime example of immersive done well.
This past October, Constellation Culinary Group teamed up with the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science) (Miami, FL) and its Board of Trustees to host over 150 cultural philanthropists, civic leaders, and science supporters for “An Evening of Discovery: Discovering the Ocean’s Secrets.” The museum’s fundraiser was held in support of exhibitions and community programs at Frost Science.
Every aspect of the event stuck to this underwater theme, starting with an intimate reception featuring music by students from the Frost School of Music, along with an exclusive viewing of the new special exhibition, Sharks. The cocktail reception also featured on-theme passed apps as well as an oyster station.
The evening's main programming and dinner followed, with a three-course meal inspired by the ocean, with seafood and a special ocean-themed dessert: an urchin-shaped cheesecake topped with mango mousse and passion fruit sauce in a coral-inspired design.
During the dinner, Frost Science President and CEO Dr. Doug Roberts welcomed the crowd before introducing a video message from Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and remarks from City of Miami Commissioner Sabina Covo. A presentation by Dr. Michael Heithaus (executive dean of Florida International University’s College of Arts, Science & Education) about the importance of ocean science and conservation provided the main focus of the programming. Notable guests included Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost, Frost Science Board Chairman Cesar L. Alvarez, Dr. Mark Yeager, Senator René García, and Jane Hsiao.
As immersive and theme events continue to grow in popularity, events such as this fantastically themed fundraiser will shine as an example. Gather inspiration from the following photo gallery!
All photos courtesy Frost Science
To view last year's immersive prehistoric-themed fundraiser, click here.