The Beaumont Children’s Museum will host its first annual “Do…Dream…Discover” gala on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Event Centre in Beaumont.  Proceeds from the event will put the BCM one step closer to realizing its dream of transforming its “Museum without Walls” into a state-of-the-art hands-on learning and development center where families in Southeast Texas can learn and play together.  The evening will feature a social and cocktail hour followed by exciting “Science on Broadway” experiments and demonstrations by Michael Hoke, Shangri La Botanical Gardens Executive Director and BCM board member, as a preview of the fun interactive learning of the museum; a delicious meal prepared by Chef Chuck Harris; and live entertainment by Katie Whitney and the Draw.

“Guests will be dazzled by the experiments which will give a feel for what kids will experience when the Beaumont Children’s Museum opens its doors,” said Christi Grudier, BCM gala chair.  “We are very excited to host this event at the beautiful Event Centre located downtown near the future site of the museum,” continued Grudier.

The Beaumont Children’s Museum is a community-wide investment in our children.  The museum will be a safe and welcoming place for all children and families, and for all who care about children.  The hope of the BCM is for the children to walk through the doors and become part of the interactive exhibits, dream about what they want to be, and discover something new.  They will leave curious, inspired, and wanting to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“Many children in Southeast Texas do not have the resources or ability to experience hands-on activities that will benefit their learning,” said Allison Getz, president of the museum’s board of directors.   “This event supports the museum’s mission of educating all children through play and will provide funds to go toward additional traveling exhibits and the development of the museum. It is our hope that the BCM will be the conduit to bring science and technology together with the children to create the leaders of tomorrow.”

Sponsorships are available from levels ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 and general admission tickets are $75 per person.  Guests may register online by visiting the museum’s website For more information about the “Do…Dream…Discover” gala, E-mail

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