(PALM BEACH) The South Florida Science Museum (SFSM) took a Voyage to New Horizons aboard the 140-foot M/Y Lady Kathryn III recently, all without leaving Palm Beach’s Australian Avenue docks.
Hosted by Lady Kathryn owners Kathryn and Leo Vecellio, the floating cocktail reception introduced supporters and new friends of the South Florida Science Museum to the organization’s mission and plans for expansion.
“We hope you will join us as we chart a new future for the Museum and the South Florida community,” said Kathryn Vecellio, who sits on the Museum’s board of directors and welcomed guests with husband Leo and fellow board member, Frances Fisher. “Your support will help us to expand our mission to excite curiosity and further the understanding and appreciation of science and technology. Your direction and support will help us to enhance the education of the children in Palm Beach County, the future leaders of our community and beyond. “
“This event presented a great opportunity for the Science Museum to meet with the most respected leaders in our community and communicate our plans,” said Museum Chief Development and Marketing Officer, Dr. Rachel Docekal. “Current attendance at the South Florida Science Museum is nearly triple the capacity at other similarly sized museums nationally. By growing at the current Dreher Park location, the Museum will be able to continue to serve the community during construction. We plan to break ground on the expansion later this Fall with the 12,000-square-foot addition featuring classrooms, an expansive traveling exhibit hall, a grand lobby and gift shop.”
The South Florida Science Museum provides curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through science and technology. Located in West Palm Beach, the museum features more than 50 hands-on exhibits, a digital planetarium, freshwater and saltwater aquariums, as well as natural history exhibitions.
Each year the museum welcomes more than 120,000 visitors and reaches more than 55,000 students through workshops at the museum and outreach programs to local schools. Established in 1961, the museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to exciting curiosity and furthering the understanding and appreciation of science and technology.
For more information on South Florida Science Museum programs and offerings, or to support the Museum’s expansion efforts, please reach 561.832.1988 or visit www.sfsm.org.
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