Eureka!: Sip, Savor, Science

At the Boonshoft Museum
Friday, March 10, 2017 | 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Join us on a genetic journey of discovery during this one-of-a-kind adult evening at the Museum! With surprises around every corner, this winter fundraiser will provide guests with unique science experiences, live music, a dance floor, delicious food, and a bar stocked with a signature drink, craft beer, and wine. See the patterns of DNA in jewelry-making, discover how criminal investigators use DNA in forensic investigations, and expand your science knowledge while mixing, mingling, and dancing the night away to local favorite This Side Up at Dayton's most entertaining cocktail party. 21+

All-inclusive reservations are $80/guest (DSNH Member), $95/guest (non-member). Please note that raffle tickets may be purchased separately (see Raffle section below) or with your reservation at this link.

 Want to know more about this year's event, and keep up with what's on the schedule for the evening? Be sure to like the Eureka page on Facebook!

What's Up with the "What's In Your Genes" Theme?

Did you know that human DNA is actually about 99.5% identical from one person to the next? Discovering just what's in that 0.5% is all part of discovering what makes you... YOU. Whether looking at personality tendencies, height, hair color, or one of dozens of traits, our makeup is determined by that internal set of blueprints found in our DNA -- the unique set of chromosomes contained in each cell in your body. From simple inherited physical traits to personality traits that seem to "run in the family", people have long been fascinated by the opportunity to use science to learn more about themselves and their heritage. Join us as we embark on this journey of discovery!

Dress the Theme!

This year's theme may be "What’s in Your Genes?", but for guests at Eureka, it will become more of a question of what’s ON your jeans!

From bellbottoms and retro jackets to your best bedazzled or DIY denim masterpiece, show off your creativity and fashion sense by wearing jeans, jeans, and more jeans. Whether you prefer to artfully rip, bedazzle, add patches, or simply paint your jeans... your favorite, over-the-top denim just might take the prize!

Awards will be given for the Best Jeans Couple, the Best Bedazzled (DIY) Jeans, and a special creativity award for the overall Best Use of Denim.

Eureka! Raffle

Support the Museum with the purchase of a 2017 Eureka Raffle ticket! All proceeds support ongoing education at the Museum, and supporters need not be present to win. Must be 18+ to purchase raffle tickets.

Tickets: 1/$20 | 3/$50 | 10/$100

CLICK HERE to purchase stand-alone raffle tickets (does not include event admission). To purchase event and raffle tickets together, use the link above.

2017 Prizes

Takin’ it to the Hoop!
Ideal for basketball enthusiasts, this pack of four (4) First Four game tickets, PLUS four (4) passes to the 2017 Hoopla Central VIP Lounge, and UD spirit wear, is a great way to kick off March madness!

Flexibility is Key
Class passes for Indigo Yoga and Speakeasy Yoga, a Lululemon yoga mat & a Mira Rae designer yoga wear.

NCR country club pass for a round of golf for four (4), PLUS a free lesson with a Golf Galaxy golf pro.

Summer Camp Adventure
One (1) voucher for a week of children's summer camp at Five Seasons, as well as a kid’s tennis racquet, water bottle, tennis balls, and a camp shirt.

Museum Experience
Enjoy the Museum all year long with a Family Membership, PLUS two (2) tickets to the 2018 Eureka!

A Feast for the Senses
Savor the sight, smell and taste of this basket chock-full of Esther Price chocolate & twelve (12) bottles of wine hand-picked by the owner of Rumbleseat Wine.

Relax and Feed Your Body…and Soul
Enjoy a relaxing spa outing with a certificate to Harmoni Salon and Spa for a massage, haircut, and shellac manicure, then enjoy a $50 gift card for Basil's on Market and two (2) tickets to Mozart’s Requiem at the Schuster Center on June 3, 2017

Meet your fitness goals head-on with an “Aches and Pains” evaluation from Mobility Fit in Centerville, and a $100 gift certificate from crossfit937. Package includes fitness accessories and a tshirt.

The Evening's Menu

Check back soon for details about the 2017 Menu, as well as the Signature Cocktail and Wine & Beer List.

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Enterprise Roofing
Heidelberg Distributing
Rieck Services

Bronze Sponsors

Esther Price
Flagel Huber Flagel
Henny Penny
Thompson Hine

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