Platinum level – $2500 or more. Platinum donors will be recognized with super-sized banners in our rotunda.

Gold Level – $1000 to $2499. Gold donors will be recognized with banners in our rotunda.

Silver Level – $500 to $999. Silver sponsors will be recognized on our Silver donor banner in our south hallway.

Bronze level – $250 to $499. Bronze sponsors will be recognized on our Bronze level donor banner in our south hallway.

Donor level –  Any amount can take us one step closer to supporting our youth and science education.

  • All donors will be recognized on monitors in the rotunda.


6:00 pm Social Hour & Silent Auction
Beer from Prairie Pride and Kinkaider
 ine from Prairie Creek Vineyards
6:45 pm Dinner Catered by The Leadership Center
Hand-On Science Activity
Dessert Auction  & Live Auction
10:00 pm Crazy Sweater Sweepstakes Winners Announced                  

$125  Tickets available Online or from any Edgerton Board Member.
Children welcome for special holiday event just for them.
Santa, Traveling Explorit Zone, Dinner and Movie.  $15 per child or $25 per family.


In advance of the Stars Come Out Fundraiser, we are also selling raffle tickets for a Howa Grayscale American Flag Chassis 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle and Thru Apple Print Signed by Harold “Doc” Edgerton” and are including the option to purchase Edgerton Explorit Center wine glasses.    Use our secure site link to purchase those raffle tickets ahead of time using the registration button below.

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Live Donated By Auction Item
Dr. John and Lynn Wilcox Plane Ride and Air Tour of Aurora & Remote Control Starter Level Airplane
Edgerton Explorit Center Bullet Thru Apple Signed Harold “Doc” Edgerton Print
Platte River Photography Metal Print of Nebraska Landscape The Milky Way With Meteor 20″ x 30″ & Set of Autographed Clayton Anderson “Nebraska’s First Astronaut” Books
Walmart 55″ Samsung 4K Ultra TV and Sony Sound Bar
Edgerton Explorit Center Raptor Care Sponsor for the Year
Rick Williams Home Visit From Santa on Christmas Eve
Pier One Imports Oversize Magnolia Farms Clock
Edgerton Explorit Center Harold “Doc” Edgerton Autographed Balalaika and Bones
Lied Center Blue Man Group Night On The Town Includes 2 Tickets and Dinner Gift Certificate
Break for Final Silent Auction Bids
Pacific Ethanol Compound Bow Topoint Archery Package M1, 19”-30” Draw Length,19-70Lbs Draw Weight,320fps
Hamilton Telecommunications iRobot® Roomba® 960 Vacuuming Robot
Denver Broncos Ed McCaffrey Autographed Full Sized Authentic Football Helmet
Edgerton Explorit Center Doc Edgerton Signed Original Print – Choice Of One Of Six. “Hammer Smashing Glass”
Aurora Body Shop Complete Auto Detail with a Ceramic Paint Coating Application
Mary and Dan Molliconi Oculus Quest All-In-One Gaming Headset 128 GB Including 3 Stars Wars VR Series Games
Head’s and Tails Game
Silent Donated By Auction Item
Menards Big Quadcopter and Terrasect Remote Control Racer
John and Deb Nelson Ravens Wine Baskets With Slanted No Spill Glass Set
UNL Autographed Nebraska Jersey with Husker Heisman Winners
Hobby Town Celestron Telescopte, Moon Lamps and Educational Moon Phase, Planet and Constellation Blocks
Anonymous Peyton, Eli and Archie Manning Autographed Football
Edgerton Explorit Center Edgerton Membership
Fontenelle Forest and Nature Conservancy 2 passes to Fontenelle Forest and 2 Their Tree Rush Adventure Park; Crane Blind Tour for 8
Napa Auto Parts/Menards/Inbterstate Battery/Menards 26 Piece Screwdriver Set , $50 Interstate Battery Gift Certificate, Assorted Tools, Craftsman Toolbox , 2 Handmade Knives with Damacus Blades
UNL Scott Frost Autographed Football and Picture
The Leadership Center 6 Meals Out The Door for 4 people
Builders Warehouse Ammo Box Gift Set
Aurora Screen Printing/ New’s Register/ Twin Cottonwood Farms,/Poco Creek/Bearded Buffalo Aurora Golf Gift Basket with Weather Station, Blanket, Popcorn, Golf Outing With Cart, Bearded Buffalo Golf Simulation Experience
UNL Autographed John Cook Volleyball
John and Deb Nelson Ravens Wine Baskets With Slanted No Spill Glass Set
Nicole Havlik Bismuth Crystal Necklace
Aurora Meat Block Box of Assorted Meat
Edgerton Explorit Center Raptor Adoption
Deb Miller Burrowing Owlet Picture #1
Deb Miller Burrowing Owlet Picture #2
Sutter Family Wildtree Meal Kit Basket
Anonymous Darryl Strawberry Autographed Jersey
Dog Stars Inc/Fancy Fur/PetCo Doggie Bag – 2 Six Week Dog Obedience Class, Grooming, Toys and Blanket
Bethany and Nate Walker Drone with Glove Controller and Razor Electric Skates
Menards 6 Light Edison Bulb Chandelier
Aurora Screen Printing Embroidered Camo Backpack, Knife With Case & Damacus Blade; Popcorn
City of Aurora/Aurora News Register Family Pool Pass & One Year Subscription to the Aurora News Register
Old Homestead Flower Arrangement
Craft Ax Throwing Gift Certificate Fox Throwing and Ax
Edgerton Explorit Center Harold “Doc” Edgerton Shadow Box with Autographed Items of Doc’s
Cornerbank Huskers Vs North Dakota Basketball Game With Parking For 4
Walmart Instant Pot 6 Pint Cooker
The Snake Guy 1 Hour Educational Entertainment Snake Experience Snakes 13 Feet to 12 Inches
Walmart Instax Camera Bundle With Extra Film
Aurora Police Department 2 Hour Ride Along With An Aurora Police Officer (Individuals Under 18 Must Sign A Waiver)
Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royal’s Alex Gordon #4 (UNL Graduate and 2019 Golden Glove Award Winner) Autographed Jersey
Susan Books and Gifts Kids Farm Gift Basket and Edgerton Birthday Party Gift Certificate
Hobby Lobby Love Overflows Sign
Snider’s Outdoor Power, Tractor Supply/Builders Warehouse/Interstate Battery Man Box Gift Set with Tools, Tie Down Straps, Accessories, $50 Insterstate Battery Gift Certificate
Edgerton Explorit Center/Heartland Jewelry Milk Drop Coronet Picture and Handmade Droplet Necklace, 14Kt Gold Swirl Earrings
Walmart Monster Jam Remote Control Truck
John and Deb Nelson Bloody Mary Gift Basket
Detroit Lions Noamukong Suh Autographed Football
Susan’s Books & Gifts Giant Unicorn
Culligan of Hastings One Year Rental For Water Softner for New Customers Only
Home Depot 4 Light Maddock Chandelier
Nicole Havlik Bismuth Element Necklace
Runza Runza® Combo Meal a Week for a Year Certificate Packet
Edgerton Explorit Center and Prairie Creek Vineyards Rustic Wine Rack with Edgerton Glasses and Wine Prairie Creek Vineyards
Range West Beef Sampler Package of Meat
UNL Scott Frost and Tom Osborn Autographed Football
Hobby Lobby Oversized Metal Clock
Heartland Jewelry and Gordman’s Nebraska Home Sweet Home Blanket, Wire Basket, Homemade Christmas Word and 14Kt Gold Earrings
Edgerton Explorit Center Slime Party for 10 With Slime Accessories
Linda Simmons Sofa Table
Sam’s Club Three Crock Buffet Slow Cooker
Susan Books & Gifts/Edgerton Explorit Center Toy Gift Basket With Edgerton Birthday Party Certificate
Hobby Lobby Welcome Nest Sign
Susan Books & Gifts/Edgerton Explorit Center Giant Giraffe
Suzie Evans Norwex Gift Basket
Denver Broncos John Elway Autographed Football
Honeysuckle Lane/ Megan Vetter Design & Craft/ Touch of Health/Heartland Jewelry Lotion, Honey, 1/2 Hour Massage Certificate, Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet Set
Edward Jones – Shane and Rhoda Thorell NU Basketball Tickets vs Indiana January 18th, 2019
Hobby Lobby Wooden Mirror & AB&C Decoration