The San Bernardino County Museum Association will host the 6th annual Bucky Ball, The Wonders of Science, as a virtual Facebook Live event, on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7 p.m. The live event will take place on the San Bernardino County Museum Facebook page. The Association is the fundraising 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the San Bernardino County Museum and high desert branch, Victor Valley Museum. The fundraising event supports the museum’s mission of regional cultural arts, history, and natural and earth sciences exhibits and programing.
This is the second year Bucky Ball has been presented in a virtual format. This year, guests will log on and experience engaging conversations celebrating the museum’s service to county families, and support for increasing the number of youth pursuing art and science education and careers.
As the largest cultural and natural history center in the region, the San Bernardino County Museum plays a vital role in our children’s education. Named in honor of the science innovation of Buckminster Fuller, an engineer, poet, and environmentalist, the Association’s Bucky Ball event highlights the mission of the museum, as well as the museum’s iconic architectural dome, inspired by Fuller’s geodesic domes, and visible from Interstate 10 since 1974.
“This is our most important event of the year that garners support to extend the resources available to the Museum to meet the educational needs of our region,” shared Zack Tucker, the Association’s Executive Director.
Museum Director, Melissa Russo said, “We are deeply grateful to benefit from the fundraising efforts of the San Bernardino County Museum Association. This long-standing partnership is a key part of the museum’s ability to develop excellent exhibits and programming. I look forward to a successful 2021 Bucky Ball and thank all the donors that appreciate the meaningful service the museum provides the community.”
There is no ticket or fee to attend the virtual event, however guests are encouraged to consider donating or becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities include a $5,000 Platinum Sponsor, $2,500 Gold Sponsor, $1,000 Silver Sponsor, and $500 Copper Sponsor. Guests are also invited to participate in an online auction in which will bidding will take place Monday, May 17 through Thursday, May 20. The link to access the online auction is https://sbcmabuckyball.givesmart.com. For more information on donating or sponsoring, visit www.thesbcma.org, or call (909) 798-8624.
The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional, cultural and natural history and the Museum’s other exciting events and programs reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.
Established in 1952, the San Bernardino County Museum Association solicits, manages, and distributes funds, engages in programs, and advocates for the benefit of the San Bernardino County Museum and its mission. The SBCM Association achieves its mission by conducting fund development efforts on behalf of the Museum, including individual, corporate, and foundation contributions. Further, the Association partners with the Museum to assist with developing deeper visitor engagement, enhancing stewardship and utilization of its collection, refreshing its facilities, diversifying sources of revenue, and building its organizational capacity.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.