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California Academy of Sciences: Nightlife

California Academy of Sciences: Nightlife
Weekly after-hours party heats up the park

Stilettos, craft cocktails- and an albino alligator. San Francisco tends to push everything to the limit, but this Thursday night event has its own unique twist. The city’s premier science museum presents themed Nightlife events, ultra-popular with the city’s young and hip. Each week, the Academy’s savvy staff figure out new ways to shed light on cool topics, such as the secrets of animal migration, or how creatures see in the inky dark of night. Exhibits give you a rare chance to chat with academy scientists or see animals up close. Live music keeps things thumping, and designer drinks that are matched to the theme are served at different locations.  As for that alligator, his name is Claude, a natural albino morph who lives in the Academy’s swamp exhibit. 

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