Time to Wonder Live Auction 2024

Lovely Live Auction Offerings

The Children’s Museum is delighted to present five phenomenal Live Auction items at our Time to Wonder Gala. Celebrate ten Wonder-filled years and support the Museum you love by bidding on unbelievable vacation packages, wild birthday parties, Sonoma County staycations, unique art by local sculptors, and more! View the amazing Live Auction Packages below.


Private Birthday Party for 30 at the Children’s Museum with Wild Animal Experience and More!

The best birthday party for that special child or grandchild in your life!  The all-new Party Pavilion at the Children’s Museum is the perfect spot to host your child’s friends and family members while your guests have the opportunity to privately experience the magic of the Museum. Add to the festivities with a 30min. Wild Animal Experience offered by Lyon Ranch, a local wild animal rescue facility, featuring ambassador animals such as a 4’ lizard, an 8’ snake, and an African serval among other animals. There’s even a separate birthday party experience for an older child – a multicourse meal for four at the Santa Rosa Fire House prepared by the firemen themselves! It’s time to celebrate!!

Restrictions: CMOSC party includes 30 people; additional guests may be added for an additional fee. Santa Rosa Fire House Dinner is for 4 people with a minimum age of 8 for all attendees. Mutually agreeable date required for both birthday experiences. Expires April 26, 2025.

Donors: Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, Lyon Ranch, Santa Rosa Fire Department

Amiot Dog TTW Time to Wonder 2024

Adopt a Puppy!

Local Sonoma County artist, Patrick Amiot, rescues objects destined for the dump and features them in his sculptures which are beautifully painted and brought to life by his partner and wife, Brigitte Laurent. Bold and humorous, this one-of-a-kind piece will spark admiration and conversation in your garden or yard. This is your chance to own an original sculpture by renowned local artists.

Donors: Patrick Amoit & Brigitte Laurent

Glen Ellen Time to Wonder TTW 2024

Glen Ellen Staycation and Winery Experience

Take a break from daily life with a Sonoma staycation! Enjoy three nights at a historic 2 bed/1bath summer cottage in Glen Ellen. Hosmer House is a mostly original century-old old growth redwood cabin that has been updated with today’s necessities, including a hot tub, dishwasher, and updated bathroom. From the original log mantelpiece to the old-time screened-in dining room, the cabin is a relaxing and welcome retreat. Head up the road to the renowned Donum Estate in Sonoma for a guided walking tour of the Estate’s open-air art sculpture collection, working farm, and picturesque landscape. After the tour, enjoy seasonal wine tasting and a selection of carefully paired canapés made with fresh ingredients grown on the property. Coursey Graves Estate Winery in Santa Rosa then welcomes you for a signature private wine tasting with a complement of local cheese and a tour of their Monet-inspired gardens, as well as sending you home with a mixed case of 12 Bordeaux style wines to enjoy. A celebratory addition to this package – the Sabrage experience at Breathless Sparkling Wines in Healdsburg – will teach you and up to five friends the proper way to open a bottle with a saber.

Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date required for Glen Ellen stay. Three nights for up to 4 adults; no indoor smoking/pets allowed. Expires April 26, 2025. The 90min. Donum Estate “Discover” experience is valid for up to 4 people (ages 21+) Monday-Sunday at 10am; 1pm and 3pm. The 90min. Coursey Graves signature tasting is also valid for 4 people.

Donors: Charles & Diana Hampton, Donum Estate, Coursey Graves Estate Winery, and Breathless Sparkling Wines


New York Time to Wonder 2024 TTW

New York, New York!

Take in a show on Broadway and spend a week in Gramercy, one of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods – replete with trendy eateries, shopping and big-city attractions galore! Your home for the week will be a 900 square foot, 1bed/1bath apartment in an elegant prewar building with keyed access to Gramercy Park, the only private park in NYC. Two premium tickets to a fabulous Broadway show of your choice are included in this package. And don’t forget about the renowned museums and restaurants begging for visits during your stay – this is the perfect New York escape!

Restrictions: Six Night/Seven Day stay. Mutually agreeable date required and no smoking/pets. Blackout dates: 5/2-5/8/24; 7/22-7/29/24; 10/22-11/5/24. Grammercy Park stay expires April 26, 2025. Broadway show and seat location subject to availability.

Donors: Joanne Dow and Julianne Guariglia & Evan Klaus


New Orleans TTW Time to Wonder 2024

Ultimate New Orleans/Mardi Gras Experience for Two

Calling all lovers of wine, food, and incredible Southern hospitality! Experience New Orleans and Mardi Gras with a special VIP private viewing of the parade action and visit some of the city’s finest restaurants and hidden gems. Wine Country’s own Flambeaux Wines will be your personal guide to this insider’s trip of a lifetime. The complete package includes: 

  • 3 Night/4 Day stay in the boho Marigny neighborhood at the magnificent Hotel Peter and Paul, a historic church and convent reborn into a stellar hotel destination.
  • VIP Mardi Gras parade viewing from the Murray Law Firm balcony overlooking St. Charles Ave.
  • Private tour of historic New Orleans in a vintage Rolls Royce (approx. 60-90min).
  • Multi-course vintners’ dinner in the Garden District at home of Stephen Murray, Jr. 
  • Dinner at the Elysian Bar hosted by Team Flambeaux, followed by a guided stroll down world-famous Frenchmen Street.
  • Lunch or après-dinner drinks at Bacchanal in the Bywater. 
  • Stunning four-bottle vertical of award-winning Flambeaux Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (2017-2020) handcrafted by winemaker, Ryan Prichard, plus Flambeaux Agricultural Tasting Experience for up to 8 guests in Healdsburg.

Restrictions: Valid ONLY 2/27 – 3/2/25. Must be 21+. $150 Dinner Credit, Elysian Bar. $150 Credit, Bacchanal. Air/ground transportation, additional meals, gratuities, and activities are at the expense of the winner. The lot may not be split up, assigned, transferred, or re-sold in whole or in part. Expires March 3, 2025.

Donors: Art & Stephen Murray, Jr. and Flambeaux Wines


Can’t join us for the event but don’t want to miss out? Contact the Advancement office at advancement@cmosc.org to place a proxy bid on any of these items!

Live Auction to take place at the Time to Wonder Gala on Friday, April 26, 2024. Winner need not be present to win.

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