Friends of MODS presents “Starry Night at the Museum” on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Get ready for an evening of astronomical proportions! The Museum of Discovery and Science’s auxiliary group, Friends of MODS, will host “Starry Night at the Museum” on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. featuring an exclusive screening of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar: The IMAX Experience 70mm Film.

The price of admission to Starry Night at the Museum includes access to the reception, located in the traveling exhibit hall, complete with open bar and themed ‘space’ cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a special silent auction, DJ, raffle prizes and entry to the AutoNation IMAX Theater! Attendees will get to journey into the new Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists as it pulls them in to the modern search for real black holes—the most mysterious and powerful objects in the universe.

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This extraordinary intergalactic evening concludes with a screening of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar: The IMAX Experience 70mm Film on the BIGGEST Screen in South Florida! Interstellar stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club” , “Wolf of Wall Street”), Anne Hathaway (“The Dark Knight Rises”, “Alice in Wonderland”), and Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”, “The Help”) about a group of explorers making use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. It is already gaining praise as one of Christopher Nolan’s best films to date.

Guests will experience Interstellar: The IMAX Experience 70mm Film  at AutoNation® IMAX Theater, which is the only theater south of Orlando showing Interstellar in 15 perf/70mm film format allowing viewers to experience the full size of Christopher Nolan’s special IMAX scenes on the five-story high IMAX screen. The 15 perf/70mm IMAX Experience ® combines the brightest, clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of standard projection formats, with powerful, laser-aligned digital sound and customized theater geometry to create the world’s most immersive movie experience.

Regular Seating tickets are $45 for Friends of MODS and museum members and for $55 non-members. VIP Preferred Seating Tickets are $60 for Friends of MODS members and $70 for non-members. VIP Seating includes one free raffle ticket. Guests can also register to become members of the Friends of MODS group that evening. To purchase tickets, please call Nicole Rodriguez at 954.712.1159 or visit the website: www.friendsofmods.org. Indulge and get your tickets today!

Friends of MODS Auxiliary Chairman, Nila Do Simon, said, “Friends of MODS is excited to continue our event season, following the success of the 2nd Annual BFF Luncheon, with Starry Night at the Museum. We look forward to soaring to new heights. This exciting evening will include amazing science demos, open bar, great food and company, networking opportunities, plus capping it all off – the special screening of Interstellar: The IMAX Experience 70mm Film on the BIGGEST screen in South Florida – AutoNation IMAX ® Theater”.

The mission of Friends of MODS is to provide the Museum of Discovery and Science with financial support, volunteer service and community awareness. Through hands-on participation in fund raising events and volunteer opportunities they serve as goodwill ambassadors in the community in a social and engaging way.

In 2013 Friends of MODS launched the BFF Campaign. The BFF Campaign is an outreach and fundraising effort to provide youth development and specialized internship programs at MODS. These programs develop basic job skills, help discover career aptitudes, enrich STEM education and provide hands-on learning experiences for the underserved, special needs, and economically disadvantaged, high-achieving student populations. To learn more or contribute to this campaign please click on this link:www.mods.org/partnership or contact Nicole Rodriguez at nrodriguez@mods.net or 954.712.1159

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Broward Health, Sun Sentinel and Wells Fargo.

The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings.

Exhibit only admission prices are $14 adults; $13 seniors; $12 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. The Museum of Discovery and Science is at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information call 954.467.MODS (6637) or www.mods.org

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