Gala Best of 2020

22nd Annual Discovery Ball Benefit

The art of the brick

The California Science Center’s 22nd Annual Discovery Ball on Saturday, March 7, 2020 features the Los Angeles premiere of The Art of the Brick, the world’s largest display of LEGO® art by Nathan Sawaya. Discover your inner engineer in the exhibition’s hands-on, interactive LEGO brick gallery The Science of the Brick, with building challenges, games, and open play spaces.

Sponsorships range from $15,000 to $100,000, offering tables seating 10 and other attractive benefits and recognition. Individual tickets are also available in packages of two for $3,000. Download the Sponsorship Reservation form for more details.

You can also support this year’s Discovery Ball by purchasing a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2020 Lexus UX 250h Hybrid. Only 500 tickets will be solddon’t miss these fantastic odds to win! Download the Lexus Raffle entry form.*

*By entering, participants agree to be bound by complete Lexus Raffle entry rules.

The Discovery Ball is California Science Center Foundation’s signature annual benefit and a 2020 Special Events international Gala Awards nominee. The black-tie gala has been described as “a virtual who’s who of the Los Angeles business community” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, ranked third in the benefits category of the best 100 events in Southern California by BizBash last year and consistently places in the top 5 annually. The high-profile event attracts an average of 800 guests comprising community and business leaders and elected officials at local, state and federal levels. 

The mission of the California Science Center is to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people’s lives. Signature programs highlighted at the Discovery Ball include Hands-On Science Camp for Pre-K Through 10th grade students from throughout Los Angeles with 30 unique courses exploring physics, chemistry, biology, space and Earth sciences. Each year, 20-25% of enrollment is generously funded by scholarships from donors that make possible life-enhancing experiences for children and youth of families with demonstrated financial need. Now in its 22nd year, the Discovery Ball raises more than $1 million annually to help sustain the educational programs and exhibits that make the California Science Center a world-class science learning resource and family destination, with free general admission that allows us to serve a diverse audience of over 2 million guests each year.