47th Annual Festival of the Fountains

Friday, July 26, 2013

On Friday, July 26, 2013, more than 500 people attended the 47th Annual Festival of the Fountains. Pacific Science Center extends our deepest thanks to this year's gala co-chairs – Kathy and Ed Fries – for their incredible vision, leadership and dedication to making Festival of the Fountains a spectacular and successful evening.

Photos from the 2013 gala are available from Shelly Oberman Photography and Phototainment.

Inspired by the Arthur C. Clarke quote which states that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," the 2013 Festival of the Fountains blurred the lines between science and magic. After a delicious dinner served among the fountains in the Yamasaki Courtyard, guests witnessed astounding performances by world-class magicians and interacted with researchers working at the cutting edge of science at a unique TedX-inspired series of magic and science shows in the PACCAR Theater.

Throughout the evening, guests were immersed in a uniquely Pacific Science Center experience – from being greeted by Discovery Corps teen interns to exploring all our exhibits and dancing beneath the iconic Arches to the beats of DJ Johnny Knight.

In addition to being a fun and memorable evening, Festival of the Fountains provides important support for Pacific Science Center. Funds raised directly support the Science Center's many onsite and outreach education programs.

For questions and reservations, contact Pacific Science Center at (206) 443-2878 or

Pacific Science Center thanks all our sponsors, table hosts, ticket buyers, donors and attendees who made our 47th Annual Festival of the Fountains a magical celebration of science.

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Lounge Sponsors

Ferguson Construction

Space Needle

Gold Tables
Diana and Chris Ackerley
Geda and Philip Condit
Fisher Communications
Kathy and Ed Fries
Glaser Family
Diana and Jim Judson
McKinstry Company
Patricia Galloway & Kris Nielsen Foundation
Pegasus Global Holdings
Perkins Coie
Jim & Gaye Pigott
Port Blakely Companies
Sue and Bill Vititoe
Wells Fargo

Silver Tables
Gretchen and Ted Andrews
Mona and Peter Bailey
Kelli Curtis and Curt Blake
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Herb Bridge and Edie Hilliard
Steve Brugger and Clea Finkle
Alicia and Jeff Carnevali
The Commerce Bank of Washington
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Janet Donelson and Steven Dwoskin
Fredrica & Michael Elliott
Fluke Corporation
Charlotte and Douglas Guyman
Intellectual Ventures
K&L Gates
MJ and Ross Leventhal
Pyramid Communications
Seattle Children's
John and Marilyn Warner
Washington Trust Bank
WildTangent, Inc.
Z2Live, Inc.