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10th Annual Bank of America Wine and Culinary Celebration at the Museum of Discovery and Science, April 15, 2005

The 10th Annual Bank of America Wine and Culinary Celebration will be hosted by S.P.A.R.K. (Science Patrons Advancing Research and Knowledge) at the Museum of Discovery and Science on Friday, April 15, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The event will feature a progressive sequence of wine and food pairings, each bound to delight, educate and entertain guests. More than 30 of South Florida’s top restaurants and chefs will be represented, as well as 200 wines from wineries around the world, courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits. The event will also feature strolling musicians, a silent auction, a wine and culinary raffle and wine tasting classes.

The evening will begin with a VIP hour, which includes Champagne and Martini Bars from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., where guests will sample an array of champagnes and martini delights and enjoy live music. Doors open for general admission at 7 p.m. A VIP ticket is $150 per person and General Admission is $85 per person. For advance tickets, contact Kimber Fox at (954) 713-0911.

In addition, there will be a related Master Sommelier Dinner a week prior to the big event. This exclusive evening, limited to 100 guests, will feature a seven-course dinner paired with fine wines and a wine presentation by one of the country’s leading Master Sommeliers. Ticket information for this event will be available soon.

With more than 1,000 people expected to attend, this celebration is anticipated to raise significant funds for the Museum of Discovery and Science. Serving as co-chairs for the event are Linda Stepenovitch, Mandy Haagenson and Tara McGinn. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America, and the exclusive beverage sponsor is Southern Wine and Spirits.

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors each year. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: American Express, City Furniture, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun-Sentinel and Wachovia.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs, and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors each year. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: American Express, City Furniture, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun-Sentinel and Wachovia.

The Museum is open seven days a week (365 days a year); Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. General admission prices are $14 for adults; $13 for seniors; $12 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one IMAX® film. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call (954) 467-MODS (6637) or visit our web site at www.mods.org

ABOUT THE BLOCKBUSTER® IMAX® THEATER

The Blockbuster® IMAX®Theater owned and operated by the Museum of Discovery and Science, opened in 1992. The 300-seat theater is a showcase of state-of-the-art motion picture technology. The Blockbuster® IMAX®Theater features a 60 ft. x 80 ft. screen and a 15,000 watt digital sound system that delivers six discrete channels of clear sound through 42 speakers. The IMAX® projector’s 15,000 watt Xenon bulb projects images of unsurpassed brilliance and clarity onto the five-story-high screen. Both 2D and 3D films are shown in the theater. 3D films are viewed using electronic headsets. The IMAX® experience is an unparalleled fusion of sight and sound. For show times, visitors should call 954-463-IMAX (4629).



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