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Sacramento, CA – (May 2024) Wine, food, and science enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for Saturday, July 20 when the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC) will host an adults-only night at the museum, SIP & SUPPORT to benefit MOSAC. Today it was announced that celebrated Chef and multiple James Beard Award recipient, Martin Yan will take center stage. Yan, a household name best known for his Daytime Emmy Award-winning television series, Yan Can Cook, will bring his culinary expertise and trademark charm to the evening’s festivities.

The night will unfold amidst MOSAC’s captivating exhibits, where the building will come alive with interactive activities and the finest selections from renowned California wineries. Live entertainment and delectable bites set the stage for what promises to be an epic summer event in the heart of Sacramento’s River District.

“We are thrilled to have Chef Martin Yan at our first-ever Sip & Support event,” said Andrea Durham, MOSAC Executive Director. “Funds raised will go directly to the programs and exhibits that have reached more than 300,000 visitors and more than 1,100 schools from 21 counties. Community support is critical to our mission of lifelong learning.”

“I didn’t hesitate to say yes to the invitation,” said Martin Yan. “I’m a UC Davis graduate and carry Sacramento in my heart, so I am very happy to contribute to MOSAC because it ignites curiosity in all who visit there.”

Yan will also be celebrating the release of his new book, The Best of Yan Can Cook, and conduct a book signing.

Tickets are available at

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About MOSAC: The SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC) is the Sacramento Region’s premier institution for learning and discovery, with an emphasis on STEM activities. Through interactive exhibits and engaging programs, MOSAC strives to make science accessible and enjoyable for all people of all ages.

Editor’s Note:

WHAT: Sip & Support to benefit MOSAC

WHO: Various expert presentations and Celebrity Chef/TV personality Martin Yan

WHEN: Saturday, July 20

TIME: 6:00 pm VIP Ticket Holders

6:30 pm General Admission