Journey through sound at Adventure Science Center’s third annual MAD Bash fundraiser
Explore the science of sound with fire, electricity, technology during signature fundraiser featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and more
Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2017—Sound is everywhere. Stroll down Lower Broadway in the heart of Music City and that fact is inescapable, but where’s the science? Look no further than Adventure Science Center’s third annual MAD Bash signature fundraiser, presented by Lexus of Cool Springs and Lexus of Nashville, on Saturday, March 10.
From 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., guests can use their minds, bodies and senses to journey through the science of sound while exploring the science center their family knows and loves like never before. Leave the kids at home for this unique after-hours party, where adults can let their inner scientists come out and play while supporting the science center’s incredible, interactive exhibitions and innovative educational programming. Co-chaired by Rankin McGugin and Sara Perry, the night will feature live science demonstrations that bring sound to life with flames and electricity, and even recycled objects transformed into musical instruments using technology.
MAD Bash guests will be the first to make a buzz about Adventure Science Center’s newest Virtual Reality module – Planet Pollinator – and the first to see three new stunning artistic displays of mathematical fractals set to original music in Fantastic Fractals!, in the Sudekum Planetarium. The event will also feature a lively dance floor and music, a curated silent auction and live auction, and, of course, delicious food and playfully scientific cocktails.
In addition to all the fun that night, Chemical and Nuclear-level patrons will have the chance to bring their kids in on the fun. For the first time ever, Adventure Science Center is offering patrons of the Chemical and Nuclear ticket level a Patrons’ Party for kids from 9:30- 11:30 a.m. the morning of the event. Co-hosted by Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth, this awesome patron benefit will allow kids to have exclusive time to explore the science center, exciting hands-on science activities and crafts, and a the first dance party of the day!
MAD Bash 2018 ticket levels:
All ticket levels include access to all Adventure Science Center exhibits, live science demonstrations, incredible food and drinks, and immersive Sudekum Planetarium features.
- MECHANICAL: $100
- CHEMICAL: $175*
- NUCLEAR: $500*
*Tickets purchased at the Chemical & Nuclear levels include access to day-of Patron’s Party.
Tickets are available at MADBash.org.
“MAD Bash isn’t just a fun opportunity to dress up and play… it’s a chance to lift up Nashville’s future generations by supporting a place where we can all learn together,” said Susan Hosbach, Chief Development Officer. “Last year, 470 guests raised $84,000 that directly supported programming to help inspire students of all ages to be the next generation of scientists, engineers, explorers, and innovators who will transform our world.”
Those who are unable to attend the event but still wish to contribute can do so by visiting MADBash.org.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Adventure Science Center relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support the many programs and general operational funding needs. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
Sponsorship packages are still available and include recognition and tickets. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAD Bash is the major fundraising event for the Adventure Science Center. Ticket proceeds directly support the Science Center’s innovative educational programs.
The 2018 MAD Bash Committee is co-chaired by Rankin McGugin and Sara Perry. Committee members include Louise Alexander, Constance Baker, Blythe Browne, Julie Burkhalter, Courtney Childress, Kate Chinn, Rose Cook, Amy Crosby, Brittany Davidson, Julie Dretler, Sharon Hale, Carlisle Hamling, Jen Lacey, Callen Martin, Karen Mathews, Kelly Mayes, Ashley McAdams, Vance McGuigan, Hannah Ozburn, Liz Palmer, Blaire Parkes, Amy Pass, Alice Rolli, Polly Ryerson, Michelle Scobey, Carden Simcox, Mackenzie Skeen, Julia Spickard, Whitney St. Pierre, Jenny Steele, Amanda Tolbert, Heather Traylor, Lauren Weaver, Meg White, and Susan Neal Williams.
MAD Bash is presented by Lexus of Cool Springs and Lexus of Nashville, and sponsored by Alfred Williams & Company, Bradley, Caterpillar Financial Services Corp., Curb Word Entertainment, FirstBank, HCA/TriStar Health, Premier Entertainment, Regent Homes, Regions, StyleBlueprint, Barge Design Solutions, Chef's Market, Cherry Bekaert, EY, Haloroc Holdings, Hand Family Companies, Iroquois Capital Group, Lipman Brothers, The Parent Company, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Reliant Bank, Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison, and The Crichton Group.