April 19, 2012
6:00 pm to midnight
This special evening will celebrate the leading lights and bright minds making remarkable contributions in the realm of science education – a topic at the core of the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and protect the natural world.
Event Chairs: Randi Fisher, Carrie Penner and Wendy Schmidt
Explore the vital importance of science education in an era when science touches every aspect of our daily lives—from the physical environment to our health and economy.
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Featuring Salman Khan; introduction by Eric Schmidt — Planetarium
- Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators
Featuring Dean Kamen and Ira Flatow — African Hall
Seated Dinner, performance by Cypress String Quartet
Big Bang: Party After Dark
Dinner guests merge with Party After Dark revelers to explore the tastes, sounds and creatures of the night. Join us for dancing, dessert, and inspired cocktails all under a spectacular living roof.
Individual Ticketing Options
All ticket levels include admission to the Party After Dark.
Valet parking included for all gala dinner guests.
Reservations will be held at the door.
Value of goods and services for IRS purposes is $300 per seat utilized.
For additional information, or to purchase individual tables or tickets by phone, please contact Kristina Kaiser at (415) 379-5414, or e-mail
To learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sara Janzen at (415) 379-5402, or e-mail