This 21-and-up night at the Cal Academy has an ever-rotating, always-fascinating theme every week
NightLife at the AcademyCalifornia Academy of Sciences (55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA) Map it $12
We can’t recommend NightLife enough. In and of itself, the Cal Academy of Sciences is an Alice In Wonderland-like kingdom full of curiosities and micro-universes: sabertooth tigers and lynxes, a four-story rainforest, a simulated earthquake, swirling galaxies in the Planetarium, a T-Rex skeleton, an otherwordly rooftop, an 87-foot-long blue whale, a half-million-gallon aquarium, and live ostriches, to name just a few of the things you’ll encounter there. Then add NightLife, the Cal Academy’s weekly Thursday night party for grownups, and you also get specialty cocktails on every floor, live bands and DJs, and a different theme every week – basically, a party at one helluva party venue.