Programs & Events

The Brimley Bash

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Apr. 26, 2013 | Friday, 7:00pm
Multiple Times: 
7-11pm; Champagne Welcome for Brimley Society members at 6:30pm
Location: Nature Research Center
$150 per ticket (Free for Brimley Society members)

The Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ signature event will take place in the Museum’s new Nature Research Center for the first time this year!

For general questions about the Brimley Bash, or if you are a Brimley Society member and wish to make a reservation for the Champagne Welcome, please contact Sarah Lowder at or 919.707.9826.

Features include:

  • A 6:30 pm pre-Bash Champagne Welcome for current Brimley Society members and their guests
  • An opportunity to talk with Emlyn Koster, PhD, the new Museum Director
  • A chance to meet marine biologist and award-winning filmmaker Soames Summerhays, who collaborated with Emlyn Koster on Ocean Oasis 
  • Live Music by The Dickens Band
  • Video DJ Al Ski-Love in the three-story surround screen “SECU Daily Planet Disco”
  • Celebrated musicians Peter Lamb and Mark Wells will greet you in the lobby with everything from jazz to blues to rock!
  • An acrobat floating above you will serve you champagne!

Creative Black Tie: Formal wear with a twist!

Don't miss the surprises in store for you at the Brimley Bash!


Ticket cost is $150 (free for Brimley Society members, reservations required). Current Brimley Society members may reserve their complimentary tickets by calling the Museum Box Office at 919.707.9858.

Invitation (PDF)

Photos from the NRC Grand Opening Gala

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Brimley Society gifts are part of the Friends of the Museum’s annual campaign; these unrestricted gifts are the bread and butter that help make all our programs and public events even more fabulous! Please consider a gift at this level — or at any level that is comfortable for you — to the annual campaign by writing a check to the Friends of the Museum or online at Thank you very much!

Please Join Us!

Lead Sponsor

General Parts International, Inc. / CARQUEST Auto Parts (GPI)

Brimley Sponsors

  • Ginger and John Sall
  • Ann Pflugrath and Don Thimsen

Brimley Patrons

  • Credit Suisse
  • The Umstead
  • Lisa and Tom Williamson

Brimley Associates

  • Batten Lee
  • Tharrington Smith
  • Catherine and Mason Williams

Brimley Bash Host Committee
Leah Goodnight Tyler, Chair

  • Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen and  Bryan Andersen
  • Betsy and Walter Bennett
  • Carol and Bob Bilbro
  • Mary Mac and Tom Bradshaw
  • Cooper and Sam Bratton
  • Margie and Keith Collins
  • Julia and Frank Daniels
  • Charman Driver and Frank Thompson
  • Peggy and Jim Fain
  • Samantha and Greg Hatem
  • Nancy Hines
  • Marjorie and Chuck Hodges
  • Debra and Brad Ives
  • Dana Jennings and Tom Earnhardt
  • Maryse and Emlyn Koster
  • Beth and Haden Lane
  • Meg Lowman and Michael Brown
  • Louise and Grier Martin
  • Anna and Phil Menzies
  • Fran and Mike Murphy
  • Janet and Carl Patterson
  • MaryCraven and Dennis Poteat
  • Wes and Trent Ragland
  • Joyce and Rich Sathoff
  • Elizabeth and John Skvarla
  • Joy and Temple Sloan
  • Ann and Wade Smith
  • Bonnie and Roger Smith
  • Leigh Ann and Roger Smith
  • Joyce Fitzpatrick and Jay Stuart
  • Marla and Ed Turlington
  • Leah Goodnight Tyler and Runyon Tyler
  • Susan and Chris Valauri
  • Nancy and Monty White
  • Catherine and Mason Williams
  • Lisa and Tom Williamson
  • Virginia and David Yopp
  • Rosemary and Smedes York

For sponsorships of The Brimley Bash please contact Daniel Pietrzak at 919.707.9825 or