by Jade Ambrosini on
6-10pm, Thursday nights, through October. Cal Academy of Sciences inaugural night: - Price: $8? No, I'm a member...oh wait, you say THAT is the member's price? $10 for non-members? Hmm. - Drinks - $6-10? Even for beer? No...pre-game it. - FINALLY getting to see the rainforest, even after 4 recent visits? WIN! - PENGUIN SEX? Oh look, friend! Look at the two cute penguins! They're walking off togeth...oh. Oh. OH. Wow. - Getting to see the exhibits without strollers in your way? ... Priceless. I can now say I am officially a fan of the new Academy. The DJs, the drinks, the absence of children around while I'm TRYING TO WATCH FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM KNOCK DOWN A PIN, OH MY GOD, KID, MOVE... (the pin's knocked over -- enter twenty drunken cheers) Totally worth it! 18+. This is a calmer version of the Academy of Sciences during the day, except imagine that there are DJs, dark night skies, and drinks all around. It is a beautiful way to see the museum, and I would most definitely recommend it to anyone--those that haven't been during the daytime--show up at 5:30pm, and get in line!--and those that have, show up at 6, get your lecture passes, and enjoy the exhibits without children screaming. (And I love kids--I want to squish them and squeeze them and make them mine--but sometimes it's just nice to be with adults only.) This would be the amazing first date ever--not to mention the best place to meet a straight nerdy boy who likes science, alcohol, and music. Well - a girl can dream... -1 star only because the lines were disorganized, the lecture passes were gone before we arrived, and there was only one planetarium show. But the epic awesomeness of everything else outweighed it.