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The Fleet Science Center announces the 2018 Annual Fundraiser Busting the Myths of Wine

The event will be hosted on Saturday, June 2, from 6 to 10 p.m.

April 25, 2018

San Diego—The Fleet Science Center will host its 2018 annual fundraiser event, Busting the Myths of Wine, on Saturday, June 2. Is it true that white wine should be paired with fish, and red wine with meat? The answers can be found at Busting the Myths of Wine, the Fleet Science Center’s gala, where wine and science meet to produce an effervescent evening with friends. The event takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park.


The evening will begin with a reception filled with hors d’oeuvres, wine and music. Guests can try their hand at the Wine Ring Toss and all can partake in the silent auction featuring a variety of impressive wine lots, travel and dining packages and other exclusive experiences. Live auction items include a dinner catered by a local chef, a vacation at one of the world's most exclusive locations through Exclusive Resorts, an "Iron Chef Night" with Chef Yapo and an unforgettable experience at the Magic Castle.


The reception will be followed by a seated dinner featuring world-class wines curated by well-known local wine expert and owner of The WineSellar & Brasserie, Gary Parker. The unique wines will be paired with a splendid multi-course dinner prepared by world-renowned culinary guru Andrew Spurgin.


The Busting the Myths of Wine fundraiser will directly support the Fleet Science Center’s education programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives. Together with the community, the Fleet is working to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. The Fleet’s many programs helps people develop skills and talents in a dynamic learning environment that supports the region’s scientific identity.


The Busting the Myths of Wine fundraiser is generously sponsored in part by the Dr. Seuss Foundation and the Reuben H. Fleet Foundation.


Tickets for Busting the Myths of Wine are available at eventbrite.com/e/busting-the-myths-of-wine-tickets-40927056929.


For more information, please visit fleetscience.org/events/busting-myths-wine.


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To schedule an interview regarding Busting the Myths of Wine with Andrew Spurgin, Gary Parker or a representative from the Fleet Science Center, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Manager Karla Nafarrate at (619) 685-5743 or knafarrate@rhfleet.org.


About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.