Four hundred movers and shakers attended the Hands on Children’s Museum Summer Splash Gala. The event had an expanded footprint this year out to the East Bay Plaza where guests dined streamside and enjoyed foodie stations from restaurants including Anthony’s, Ramblin’ Jack’s, Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel, Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill, Taylor Shellfish Farms, and Little Creek Casino & Resort. In the museum, guests dined on goodies from Budd Bay Café and Elyse’s and sipped on a signature cocktail from Dillinger’s Cocktails & Kitchen.
Gala guests stayed busy all night with activities around the museum and Outdoor Discovery Center including body painting, silk screening, photos in the photo booth, decorating tree “cookies” and sampling liquid nitrogen ice cream.
The event raised $235,000 in support of the Museum’s free and reduced admission program and will support the build of a new treehouse exhibit in the Outdoor Discovery Center.