Academy of Sciences Offers "Third Thursdays"

Visitors can view museum and aquarium exhibits, listen to chill music,
and enjoy cocktails from 5-9 pm on the third Thursday of every month

SAN FRANCISCO (January 1, 2005) - Now that the California Academy of Sciences has moved into its hip new South of Market location, the museum is opening its doors to the downtown after-work crowd by staying open late on the third Thursday of every month. During "Third Thursdays," museum visitors can shake up their typical after-work routine by exploring exhibits and aquarium displays while listening to chill music and sipping creative cocktails. Playful penguins and poison-dart frogs will provide colorful topics of conversation, while exotic fish from around the world will transport visitors to the tropics, Tibet, and dozens of other remote destinations.

Past musical entertainers at Third Thursday have included the Brazilian jazz ensemble Boca do Rio, DJ Patrick LeMix and Energy 92.7 FM.

Future Third Thursdays in 2006 will take place on February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, and June 15. All Third Thursdays take place from 5-9 pm at the California Academy of Sciences at 875 Howard Street, between 4th and 5th Streets in downtown San Francisco. Admission is just $5. Cash bar. For more information, visit or call (415) 321-8000.


The California Academy of Sciences, the fourth largest natural history museum in the United States, is home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and the Natural History Museum. The Academy is beginning an extensive rebuilding project in Golden Gate Park. Pritzker prize-winning architect Renzo Piano is designing the new Academy, which is expected to open in 2008.

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