And now, with the G.WIZ
building and Sarasota Quay empty, the park could be even more ambitious and exciting.
: The Hands-On Science Museum | 1001 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota.
Place to Take the Kids: G.WIZ
; Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Mote Aquarium
Kids--and their parents, too--will flip for Mote Marine's cool touch pools, and G.WIZ
's rotating, hands-on science exhibits are educational and fun.
Pyramids covered in golden chrysanthemums welcomed guests to G.WIZ's Butterfly Ball, a salute to the King Tut exhibit on display.
Hands-on science museum G.WIZ was an appropriate setting for the Foundation for Dreams gala, since both the museum and the foundation are all about kids.
The fifth annual under-tent black-tie gala for G.WIZ begins at 6 p.m.
at G.WIZ and includes an auction to raise funds for the foundation, which enhances the lives of children with disabilities and serious illnesses.
Classes meet at Argosy and G.WIZ; and in the fall, there's a free lecture series at the Selby Library.
For five years, the program met at G.WIZ, but two years ago G.WIZ decided it needed the extra classrooms.
Butterflies were everywhere at G.WIZ
's fourth annual Butterfly Ball--suspended from the ceiling, adorning the auction bidding paddles and in some cases even embellishing the gowns of the ladies in attendance.