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nightlife at the museum

Beacon Grand Social Hosts have the lowdown, the Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences aren't just for kids, but each opens up to host parties exclusively for adults every Thursday night. When the museums close, head back to The Post Room for a nightcap before calling it a day.

The Exploratorium After Dark

At After Dark, grab a drink and experience more than 600 interactive, hands-on exhibits of the Exploratorium, like mind-bending mirrors and dazzling light displays that explore perception, art, and science while a DJ spins atmospheric beats. Adult-only programming from guest speakers and specialty films to one-of-a-kind activities, are also featured each week that invite you to rethink the way you see the world around you.


Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences offers a four-story rainforest, cocktails in the aquarium, outdoor dining beneath the stars, late-night shows at the planetarium, nearly 40,000 live animals, and a variety of rotating exhibits and events so there's always something new to explore.