If you are interested in visiting the Exploratorium, use the code FUTUREFOOD to redeem 5% off any individual After Dark tickets for events hosted through Nov. 30th and $5 off any membership package.
Every Thursday the Exploratorium in San Francisco keeps their doors open past the usual closing time to host the Exploratorium After Dark program. It’s an adults only gathering from 6-10pm with bars scattered throughout the space.
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of visiting the Exploratorium for their After Dark program. I hadn’t been to the Exploratorium in about six years and I was really excited to see the new space.
Our first stop was the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery for an Agave lesson and pairing. We had a fun and informative lesson on the agave plant by UC Santa Cruz scientist Winifred Frick. She talked about her work in bat conservation throughout Mexico and the Southern United States.
I always thought bats were scary blood sucking creatures that would be terrifying to come across. The reality is bats in actually contribute to an important part of my life. Bats in Mexico feed off of agave nectar and help the plants reproduce. Agave is used to make tequila. I love tequila! Bats are now my second favorite animal, after pugs. Something new is featured each week, so visit their site to see what’s happening.
We got to try a tequila, mezcal and Bacanora. I had never actually tried Bacarona, but it turned out to be my favorite of the three.
There are also a few dining options. We went to SeaGlass Restaurant because we heard they had tequila marinaded pork tacos which did not disappoint! We also enjoyed a few glasses of wine.
Despite being there for nearly four hours, we didn’t have a chance to see everything. There are more than 650 exhibits and I really do want to see them all. A yearly membership is about the cost of just three tickets which makes it a good investment for me. It’s also nice to support their work which encourages lifelong learning by exploring the world through science, art and human perception.
If you are interested in visiting, use the code FUTUREFOOD to redeem 5% off any individual After Dark tickets for events hosted through Nov. 30th and $5 off any membership package.