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21st annual Museum Ball set for Feb. 12

January 20, 2011

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The Museum of the Rockies will host its 21st annual Museum Ball Saturday, Feb. 12, from 6-11 p.m. This year, the event will feature music by Little Elmo and the Mambo Kings as well as a dinner buffet by the Bountiful Table.

In addition to live and silent auctions, the Museum will continue its tradition of raising money for the Opening Doors for Schoolchildren fund, which provides free Museum admission and bus transportation stipends for organized school groups from public, private, tribal and home schools across the state.

As a new initiative to help raise money for the Opening Doors for Schoolchildren fund, raffle tickets are being sold for an "Overnight at the Museum." Raffle tickets are available for purchase, and the cost is $10 per ticket or $25 for three tickets. The winner will be announced at the Ball. The raffle prize includes:
A sleepover in one of the permanent exhibit halls at the Museum of the Rockies on either Friday, April 8, or Saturday, April 16, from 5 p.m.−9 a.m.
Accommodations at the Museum for up to 15 children ages 7-12 years old
Accommodations at the Museum for up to 10 adult chaperones
Frogs! A Chorus of Colors exhibit viewing and zookeeper feeding, planetarium showing, laser show, or movie screening of Night at the Museum!
Dinner and breakfast at the Museum

Museum Ball tickets are $150 for members and $175 for non-members (included in the price is a one-year Museum membership). Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. For more information and to purchase event and raffle tickets, call 994-1998 or e-mail events@montana.edu. Details may also be found at www.museumoftherockies.org.