North Museum’s Cosmic Bash celebrates PA’s natural history at event to support STEM education

North Museum’s Cosmic Bash celebrates PA’s natural history at event to support STEM education


Saturday, May 20 at The North Museum of Nature and Science

(LANCASTER)—Celebrating Pennsylvania’s rich resources of natural history, the North Museum invites supporters of STEM education, science, and nature to its 8th annual Cosmic Bash. The signature fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 20, at the North Museum of Nature and Science, where guests will be entertained both in the museum and on the lawn of the Franklin & Marshall College campus.

Event design sponsor ATOMIC, which is known for its over-the-top spectacles created for world-class award shows and corporate events, will lend its creativity to showcasing some of the North Museum’s 350,000+ collection objects and lighting up the night in harmony with the event’s natural surroundings. “This year’s theme, Pennsylvania’s Natural History, will provide the visual backdrops that traditionally dazzle and delight our guests,” said Andrea Rush, North Museum’s CEO. “The North Museum hosts such a diverse collection of artifacts that help to tell the story of our state using minerals, gems, fossils, plants and wildlife.”

The Cosmic Bash benefits free and reduced-cost STEM education programs for children in Lancaster County and central Pennsylvania, and includes a silent auction, tapas-style dinner under an outdoor tent, and live auction of treasured items and experiences.

Event sponsorships are available by phone at 717-358-7188 or by contacting Scott Downs at Beginning at $2500 for a table of eight, sponsors for the Cosmic Bash will enjoy prominent recognition and numerous corporate benefits. Single tickets for the Cosmic Bash also available and are $150, available online here or at 717-358-3941.

Sponsors include National Novelty Brush Company, ATOMIC, First National Bank, Anne and David Lloyd, Metzger Family Foundation, Dr. Clark McSparren, Alegre Events, Argires Marotti Neurosurgical Associates of Lancaster, Marysia and Salvatore Dina, EnerSys, Franklin & Marshall College, Bernadette and Eugene Gardner, Lancaster County Motors, Lancaster Country Day School, High Companies, Rhoades Energy Corporation and Trout CPA.

The North Museum reaches over 1 million households through its education initiatives in the Museum, in the community, and at home. Programs include at-home learning activity packs, free field trips and after-school programs, an annual Science and Engineering Fair for middle and high school students, and many other educational programs designed to create access to free and reduced-cost STEM learning opportunities and strengthen the foundation of youth in the Lancaster community and beyond.
Now in its 70th year, the North Museum of Nature and Science is committed to its mission to enable knowledge of nature and science by inspiring individuals, engaging communities, and connecting organizations.