Curiosity & Cocktails

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Curiosity & Cocktails

August 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT

Enjoy a fun night out while supporting a great cause at Curiosity & Cocktails! All proceeds from the event support Van Andel Education Institute’s commitment to creating classrooms where curiosity, creativity and critical thinking thrive. The event will feature live entertainment from DJ AB, a strolling dinner and custom cocktails, alongside interactive “curiosity stations.” Observe or participate as much or little as you’d like in the hands-on experiments and demonstrations, including:

– Meeting VAEI’s giant tortoise Toby and other resident animals.
– Chemistry in a bag: Witness or create multiple chemical reactions.
– Take home your DNA.
– Plus more …

Summer chic attire suggested. Tickets are $75 per person.





Host Committee




Troy & Jill Austin
Chad Bassett
Russ Hines
Allyson Paplawsky
Kasie Smith
Rebecca Steketee

6:00 PM – Cocktails, Curiosity Stations and Strolling Dinner

7:00 PM – Remarks by Terra Tarango, VAEI Director and Education Officer

7:15–9:00 PM – Cocktails, Curiosity Stations and Strolling Dinner continue

Please note, this event is self-park. We recommend using the 210 Ionia Ellis Parking Lot, across from VAEI.

Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information or to become an event sponsor.


Mixologist Sponsor

Mojito Sponsors

Cosmopolitan Sponsors

Old-Fashioned Sponsors


August 10, 2017
6:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT
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Van Andel Education Institute
216 N. Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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