The Whirl: Dueling Dinosaurs Gala

On Friday, Apr. 19, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences held a gala event to celebrate the opening of the new SECU DinoLab, a state-of-the-art research laboratory and museum exhibit. Themed “An Epic Celebration,” the Dueling Dinosaurs Gala featured dinosaur-themed cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres for carnivores and herbivores, music and dancing. 

Chris Leaston, Mandi Carbon Leaston, Nev Nelson, Will Nelson
Doris Geoff Coltrane, Sneha Shah-Coltrane, Denise Young, Michele Kloda
Carlton Midyette, Marjorie Hodges
Kelli Fletcher, Ayn-Monique Klahre

Ashton White

Haviv Avrahami, Ashton Mae Smith Fisher, Blake Fisher

Sunita Hill, Jan Burkhard Catlin, Vanessa Peeters, Hina Sharma
Chris Valauri, Susan Valauri
Karl Rectanus, Victoria Wheeler

This article originally appeared in the June 2024 issue of WALTER magazine