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Spring Gala FAQs

Spring Gala FAQs

 

Gala Dinner FAQ

When is the Spring Gala?
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Where is it held?
Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111

How much do tickets cost?
Tables range from $10,000 to $100,000 and seat 10 people. Individual tickets to the seated dinner cost $1,000/per person.

Is my ticket purchase tax-deductible?
Yes, a portion of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible. An acknowledgement letter will be mailed to your home listing the fair market value of your purchase. Please retain this letter for your records.

Do you sell tickets at the door?
No. Tables and tickets must be purchased by May 14, 2014.

What is the schedule for the Gala Dinner?
6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. Seated dinner
9:00 p.m. Access to the After Party
12:00 a.m. Event ends

How do I get to the Exploratorium? Where do I park?
Complimentary valet parking is available for our Gala Dinner guests. Valet parking is located on both the north and south side of Green Street between Front St. and the Embarcadero. [ View map ]  Pedicabs will be available for guests who may need extra assistance getting from the Valet Parking drop-off to the Exploratorium entrance.

If possible, we encourage you to take public transportation to the Spring Gala. If you will be dropped off by a taxi or other car or limo service, there is a curb cut along the northbound Embarcadero lanes directly in front of the entrance to Pier 15. Visit our website for detailed information on getting to the Exploratorium.

How do I check in?
Guest names will be held at check-in. Please check in by your last name.

What should I wear to the Spring Gala?
We encourage festive attire.

Is there a coat check available?
Complimentary coat check will be available for your convenience.

 

After Party FAQ

When is the Spring Gala After Party?
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Where is it held?
Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111

How much do tickets cost?
After Party tickets cost $150, with a discount for Lab members (see below).

Are any discounts available?
We have a few discounts available for After Party tickets:
Current Members of the Exploratorium Lab receive discounted tickets. Please use the discount code emailed to you at checkout to obtain this discount.

If you are not yet a Lab member, you can receive as much as 40% off your After Party tickets when you purchase one of our special ticket packages. These packages are available at exploratorium.edu/support/gala2014-afterparty.

Is my ticket purchase tax-deductible?
Yes, a portion of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible. An acknowledgement letter will be mailed to you listing the fair market value of your purchase. Please retain this letter for your records.

Do you sell tickets at the door?
No. We offer advance ticket sales only. Ticket sales end on May 14 or when the event sells out, whichever comes first.

What is the schedule for the evening?
9:00 p.m. After Party commences
12:00 a.m After Party ends

How do I get to the Exploratorium?
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transportation; we strongly encourage attendees to use it to get to and from the event. If you drive, please designate a driver. Visit our website for detailed information on getting to the Exploratorium and available parking.

Where do I pick up my ticket?
Electronic tickets will be emailed to you upon completion of the online ticket purchase transaction. If you have purchased a ticket but did not receive your electronic tickets, please first check your spam folder. If you are still having difficulties, contact us at gala@exploratorium.edu or 415.528.4402.

I bought a ticket for my friends, and they can’t come. Can I get my money back?
Unfortunately, tickets are not refundable.

What should I wear to the Spring Gala After Party?
There is no dress code, but we encourage festive or cocktail attire.

How can I get the most up-to-date information about the event?
Follow us on Twitter (@explo_lab) and Facebook (facebook.com/exploratoriumlab) to receive the most up-to-date information about the After Party.

If I promise not to drink, can I come to the event if I'm under 21 years of age?
No one under the age of 21 is permitted to attend the After Party. There will be no exceptions, and security will be checking the IDs of ticket holders as they enter.

Will there be food available?
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be provided.

Is there a coat check available?
Complimentary coat check will be available for your convenience.