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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium mixes it up with adult-themed food and wine event


(West Palm Beach, Fla.)  Will it be the cocktails or words like suspension, viscosity, emulsion and dispersion that make heads spin at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s inaugural MolecuBar event? Both will be served up with some flair, in the form of creative cocktail concoctions.  Taking place on Thursday, September 18, and hosted by the Science Center’s Young Professionals, the evening will mix things up by delving into the science of molecular mixology. Sips are included.


“We love to stir things up at the South Florida Science Center,” said Lew Crampton, Science Center CEO.  “Science is sexy and we continue to prove this hypothesis by reaching a new crowd of Science Center supporters.  With events like Science on Tap and MolecuBar, we are expanding our reach within the community, and having fun while doing so.  I can assure you, suspensions, emulsions, dispersions and viscosity never tasted so good!”


The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, recently named the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches’ nonprofit of the year, features more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, an 8,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall and an interactive Everglades exhibit.  


MolecuBar guests will be treated to the most unique taste tests, including merlot liquid nitrogen ice cream, sphered mojitos, vodka caviar, unique craft beer and light hors d'oeuvres.


Tickets for MolecuBar are $40 for Science Center members and $50 for non-members.   A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75 per person.  VIP participants will enjoy a private “Visually Inspiring Presentation,” featuring an interactive and intimate demonstration by the United States Bartenders’ Guild.  Funds raised from the event are earmarked to support Science Center scholarship packages, as the Center continues to live its mission to ‘open every mind to science.’


Committee members include: Todd Bonlarron, Carolyn Broadhead, Kristen Cashel, Robert Husted, Deborah Morawski, Heath Randolph, Cari Rentas, Allison Ridder and Rebecca Seelig.  Sponsors include: First Republic Bank, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The United States Bartenders Guild, Real McCoy Rum, Guanabanas, Dues South Brewery and the media sponsor is Muses and Visionaries Magazine.


The South Florida Science Center’s Young Professionals Organization is a dynamic group of individuals dedicated to engaging the community in support of science, furthering the Center’s educational mission through service and community outreach.  Members receive the inside scoop on what’s new at the Center, invitations to VIP previews of new exhibits and shows, as well as opportunities to attend social and networking events throughout the year. 


For more information about MolecuBar, or to become a sponsor, please contact Marcy Hoffman, Director of Institutional Advancement, at (561) 370-7738 or  Located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, the Science Center is open Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm.  Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @SFScienceCenter.