Summer Splash Gala 2021

Michael Moore, Barbara and Oscar Soule

The Hands On Children’s Museum hosted its much anticipated Summer Splash! Gala. The Fancy-Pants Picnic fundraising event was held in the Museum’s beautiful Outdoor Discovery Center where visitors could explore the half-acre grounds featuring a 56-foot vintage schooner, lighthouse lookout, children’s garden, gravel dig, and new Bouldering on the Beach exhibit. A gourmet picnic basket was set on blue and white checked tablecloths along with tasty charcuterie boards and picnic entrées crafted by Anthony’s Homeport and Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill.

This special event was the most successful fundraiser in the Museum’s history—over $500,000 to support the Museum’s many free and reduced-fee Access Programs which serve more than one-third of the Museum’s annual visitors.