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October 14th- Mad Scientist Ball


Mad Scientist Ball 2017

Purchase tickets here!

The Don Harrington Discovery Center presents Mad Scientist Ball 2017

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm to Midnight

Tickets: $125 per person


Purchase your tickets by October 2nd and you will be entered into a drawing for your choice of a FREE DHDC Family Membership OR 2 tickets to BEEROLOGY (2/2/2018).

Our Mad Scientist is back this year planning another spectacular evening of unending surprises and monstrous fun! 

  • Dress in your Science Geek Chic attire. Lab coats will be provided at the door.
  • Rock out to the tunes of The Space Rockers from Austin. See a clip of lab-coat wearing MSB guests dancing and singing along with the band.
  • Fully catered dinner.
  • Enjoy two unlimited open bars plus travel to another land with our specialty "Around the World" bar.
  • Get your caffeine buzz at the Coffee Bar.
  • Capture your MSB Memories at the Tap Snap Phototainment Booth.
  • Try your hand at CRAZY science experiments and activities that will WOW you!
  • Explore our Fall traveling exhibit that will really get you in the mood for travel, building and exploring! 

While EVERYONE has a great time at MSB, underwriters get the best perks! We hope you will consider participating as an underwriter, which starts at $500 and can include:

  • Reserved seating from 2 to 16 guests. (Seating dependent upon level selected)
  • Dedicated bartender service.
  • Recognition at the Ball.
  • Tax-deductible contribution to the Don Harrington Discovery Center.
  • Other exciting benefits based on Underwriter Level.
  • View our underwriting levels and benefits HERE!

Please call Regina Ralston, Director of Development, at 355-9547 x104 or email her at with any questions or for more details.

Proceeds from Mad Scientist Ball provide unrestricted funding which helps the Discovery Center, the Region's only science and technology museum, deliver award-winning educational programs, events, and exhibits to thousands of schoolchildren, families and tourists each year. Help partner with us as we offer our Panhandle citizens and visitors new discoveries every visit.

There is no doubt that #MSB2017 will be another unforgettable evening full of endless surprises and monstrous fun. Get your science groove on and come be a MAD SCIENTIST with us!

**Guests must be 21 years or older. I.D.'s will be checked at the door.