5 museums to visit after dark in San Francisco
1) Alcatraz Night Tour
Check out the city’s most famous spot, but at night with less of a crowd and a view of the city and sunset. It’s an eerie experience wandering the halls and cells of a penitentiary that once housed many of the most notorious criminals. Dress in layers. It’s spooky and chilly.
2) Exploratorium after dark
Every Thursday night at 6 pm, grab some friends and play with over 650 interactive exhibits at this art and science museum. Find your way through a pitch black dome and play with a giant kaleidoscope. There’s music, guest speakers and booze to enjoy, too. 21 and over.
3) Thursday Nights at Asian Art Museum
Explore the museum Thursday evenings from 5 to 9 pm and enjoy music, beverages and demonstrations with guest artists, performers, chefs and speakers. Each evening offers a unique experience, so it’s good to check the line-up on the website to find programs that interest you.
4) Thursday Nights at SFMOMA
This contemporary and modern art museum is open until 9 pm Thursday evenings. An opportunity for those who want to visit their favorite exhibit or pieces after work, and those who’d enjoy a night stroll through the galleries. Private guided tours are available and the restaurant stays open.
5) Nightlife at California Academy of Sciences
Explore all the natural exhibits – from the stars above to the bottom of the sea – with music, food and cocktails every Thursday evening from 6 to 10 pm. Each event is focused on a theme (Star Wars and the galactic universe, for example), so check the calendar first. For ages 21 and over.
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