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Play Like a Kid Again!

Join us Aug. 25, 2017, 6-11 pm

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It's time to play like a kid again at everyone's favorite summer gala!

Exciting Event Highlights!

See the Big Reveal. You helped us design it - now it's time to unveil it! Meet the design team from Turner Exhibits with Treehouse architect Daniel Ash of Nelson Treehouse and Supply.

  • Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and silent auction in the Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Tour fabulous foodie stations for a stream side dinner on the East Bay Plaza
  • Dance to the Craig Lawrence Band, Seattle's premier dance band
  • Make a super hero cape in the new MakeSpace, sample liquid nitrogen ice cream and get a body painting

Party Program (New Times!)

6 pm Registration - Earlier Start!

6-7:30 pm Sip, Mingle & Bid
Sip on cocktails and bid on silent auction

7:30-8:15 pm Dinner Stations on the Plaza
Feast on gourmet food and wine

8:15-9 pm Program on the Plaza
Raise the paddle to build our newest exhibit

9-11 pm Play & Dance Under the Stars
Enjoy delicious desserts and explore the Museum

Reserve Your Party Spot Now!

For more information call (360) 956-0818 x159 or x163. Festive party wear. Bring a sweater to this indoor/outdoor event. Adults 21 or older.

An event to benefit the Hands On Children's Museum's Free and Reduced Admission Programs.

Please Thank our Gala Sponsors!

2016 Raise the Paddle Donors: Treehouse Exhibit

Thanks to our generous Raise the Paddle donors, we raised $107,000 toward the construction of a spectacular kid-sized Treehouse Exhibit high above the Outdoor Discovery Center with rope bridges, ladders, and secret hide houses. 

Proud Presenting Sponsor: 

Thank you to our 2016 Raise the Paddle Donors: 


Donald V. Rhodes & Nancy Beveridge

Stars Foundation

Bonbright Family Foundation

Jim & Gayle Phillips

Drew & Kylie Phillips

The Turner Family

Edie Harding & Dave Smith with the Gates Foundation

Mike Auderer, Olympia Construction 

Tim & Vonna Madeley

Jim & Bobbe Haley

Fisher Jurkovich Public Affairs

Jocelyn McCabe Public Relations LLC

Adam & Amanda Adrian

Ryan & Marie Anderson

Mike & Christine Brewer

Dr. Gordon & Rishi Dhanda

Rodney Joe & Barbara O’Keefe

Bob & Teresa Leech

Kirk Miller & Jacque Ellis

Jim & Diane Reus

Jay & Carla Rudd

Rem & Maria Sackmann

Alison Vega

Mark & Kathy Wagner

Grant Aaker & Jane Myung

Tim & Lori Boyd

David Bremer & Linda Villegas Bremer

Sonny & Kim Bridges

Richard & Jennifer Brotherton

Lee & Jen Creighton

Howard Goldberg & Marcia David

Mitch & Laura Dietz

Eric & Jen Foley

Marcia Fromhold 

Jason & Lisa Hicks

Craig & Amee Kiefer

David & Sonja Lundgren

Dan Michael & Billie Uhri

David & Connie Michener

Drake & Rosanne Nicholson

Dennis & Joan Peterson

Mick Phillips

Oscar & Barbara Soule

John Specht & Diana Wall

Mike Spilde & Cindi Holmstrom

Ed & Lasha Steinweg

Steve Swanson & Heidi Bray

Paul & Gail Taylor

Greg & Jeanne Tranum

Brandy & Maura Willie

Robin Zukoski & Keith Buchholz

Shelly Badger

Joe & Patty Belmonte

Laurie Berryman

Anthony & Nicolette Chavez

George & Marion Clark

Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.

Kevin & Christy Conner

Ryan & Amy Cuoio

Mike & Courtney Drennon

Cheryl Duryea

Troels & Carina Engholm

Xadier & Marcelle Gonzalez

Brian & Stephanie Hacker

Kurt & Nicole Hatch

Denny & Paula Heck

Chris & Annie Johns

Kiley Juergens Wealth Management 

Damien & Stephanie Kolb

Merritt & Marsha T. Long

Chris & Lisa Lunde

Jamin & Amanda May

Calvin & Sheelah McGaughan

Tanya Mote

Bart & Connie Olson

Ned & Wendy Owens

Kim Peterson

Jeff Reiner & Susanne White

Mike Salvaggi

Delmy & Louis Santamarina

Gary Schneider & Nancy Snyder

David & Tracey Schmaltz

Sean & Marina Shaughnessy

Keith & Paula Stottlemyre

Sam & Jamie Thomassen

Don & Holly Wilder

Laura & Mike Willett

John & Karen Wilson

Mike & Roxanne Wittenberg

Morgan & Jennifer Ziegler


Greg & Cindy Aden

Jacob & Devin Alexander

Jason & Carrie Andrew

Jon & Linda Bryant

Ian & Natalie Child

Sam & Kristin Costello

Moira & Doey Davin

Stacey Folsom

Becky Gibson

Brian & Kelly Green

Dane & Jillian Henze

Jamie Jo Hiles

Patrick & Whitney Holm

Mort James

Roger & Laurie Jones

Brian & Brooke LaFave

Mellani McAleenan

Ashley Merrifield

Drew & Megan Mikkelsen

Jack & Lynette Ramsey

Fred & Sandra Romero

Van & Kristen Sawin

Ron & Vicki Slosson

Chris & Shauna Stewart

Frank Swinkey & Jan Shefferly

Wes & Brittany Taylor

Dennis & Leigh Thompson

Beth Wilder

Wayne Williams & Melanie Stewart

Christine Winkleman

Photos from past summer galas by LCS Photography: