Some 750 guests attend the May event, which brings in more than $1.35 million. The California Science Center salutes the West Coast premiere of 'Pompeii: The Exhibition.'
From the Science Center, guests are transported via 'chariot' to the peristyle of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of two Olympics Games, where they are treated to an al fresco Romanesque feast by candellight and serenaded by candlelight by a harpist before a parade of gladiators light the historic Olympic torch.
A beautiful view.
Lighting the iconic L.A. Coliseum facade.
Another view ...
A dramatic view.
Is she ancient or ageless? A living statue.
Peel me a grape!
Live performers add drama.
Glad to see those gladiators!
A dramatic tableaux.
The Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center is transformed into an out-of-this-world nightclub with the space shuttle Endeavour as the centerpiece.
Lighting makes the dance floor.
The California Science Center celebrates the 16th annual Discovery Ball with a Pompeii party. a trip back to ancient Rome. Photos by Nadine Froger Photography.
Our Liquid Fusion dance floor looking like "lava" was a perfect fit for this event.