If you think science is sexy, then the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has the date night for you! Every Thursday, Cal Academy hosts NightLife from 6 – 10 pm for a 21+ crowd.
Not only are NightLife guests able to wander through the exhibits with cocktail in hand, but every week there is a different theme with special events and guests. So far I have heard Adam Savage speak, watched a movie with Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and watched Lower Dens play.
But my favorite part is how intimate each of the exhibits feels after hours.
The rainforest exhibit is a sealed off area that retains humidity and feels like a futuristic greenhouse
Butterflies flutter freely
Terrariums house amphibians and camouflaged reptiles
This is not a two headed monster: just a gecko and his reflection
Then there are the aquariums
And the dioramas
10 out of 10 recommend