Ugly Bug Ball

Thank you!

The 18th Annual Ugly Bug Ball was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it with out you! Thank you to everyone who joined and celebrated with us and for everyone who contributed to the Silent Auction. We can’t wait to see you back again next year! 

What is the Ugly Bug Ball?

The Ugly Bug Ball is the museum’s biggest fundraiser each year promising our guests an unforgettable evening in costume! The evening is hosted by over 35 regional Celebrity Hosts inviting our guests to spend a night dancing to a live band, enjoying a catered dinner, a live and silent auction, and much more!

This important fundraiser supports funds to fulfill the museum’s mission of providing hands-on learning to children and adults of all backgrounds and abilities. For more information on the annual Ugly Bug Ball,  please contact us at 434-845-1888.




Corporate Partners

Corporate Patron
BWX Technologies, Inc.
Pacific Life

Amazing Corporate Sponsor
Berglund Oak Ridge Toyota
Moore & Giles, Inc

Event Corporate Sponsor
Flippin, Bruce & Porter, Inc
Corporate Sponsor
Bank of the James
Campbell Insurance
Forest Dental Center
Foster Fuels
Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc.
John Stewart Walker, Inc
N.B. Handy
Pettyjohn, Wood & White, Inc.
Schewels Furniture
Watts Petroleum

Event Sponsor
Dodson Pest Control
W.E.L., Inc.

2018 Ugly Bug Ball Committee

Jennifer Bryant-Foster
Misty Walker 

Kasey Forehand
Rachel Gagen
Frances Giles
Shannon Hall
Beverly McCloskey
Amanda Smithson
Kellee Terry
Vickie Turner


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