Both Chloe and Stuart recommended you check out the California Academy of Sciences and you should listen to both of them because it is every bit as awesome as it sounds. And for those of us that like to get a little tipsy while staring at their wide array of weird fish or cooing at the adorable penguins, then the 21+ Nightlife events are the way to go. (Also, waiting in line for the free Wednesdays tickets can be a bitch.)
As Chloe pointed out, Nightlife admission is even cheaper than the usual admission price. (Although the drink prices are a bit steep, so PRO-TIP: pregame with a tall can of tecate on your walk over to the museum) But starting this month, the Cal Academy is celebrating their first birthday in Golden Gate park by offering FREE Nightlife Admission on your birthday. But since not everyone’s birthday is on a Thursday they’ll let you go FREE to any Nightlife event within 7 days of your actual day of birth, so that should cover everybody.
All you need is a valid ID, which you should be bringing anyhow, and nicely point out at the door that you just turned “this many!” and go have fun walking through the rainforest pretending you’re in Avatar-land.
Every Thursday from 6pm – 10pm
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr. [Golden Gate Park]
FREE Admission within 7 days of your birthday and valid ID.
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