Hey all! The Diving Safety Officer at the Cal Academy emailed me about this event, hoping to get as many divers there as possible. Cal Acad Nightlife is always a good time and this one sounds really fun! Personally, I am leaving town that night on a redeye so can only, at best, go for the first hour. If there is interest, I'd love to have a volunteer to be the point person on site in case I can't get there before I have to go to SFO. I have copied info about the event below. Tix are available on their website for $12.
The California Academy of Sciences is hosting an “Under the Sea” themed Nightlife party on Thursday March 20th. This event will feature a lot of Scuba themed programming and we would love to see as many divers in the building as possible! Go below the surface for this underwater edition of NightLife, part of the Academy’s Brilliant!Science: Incredible Ocean festival.
Meet the Academy’s team of scuba diving experts, and learn what it takes to study and explore the incredible ecosystems underneath the waves.
Make your own crafty deep sea creatures with the help of SCRAP SF, and view displays of stunning underwater photography. Sample sustainably-prepared seafood snacks from the Academy Café and Moss Room restaurant.
Then, suit up like the pros while trying on scuba gear, meet coral advocates from Reef Check, and pick up tips on how to safely take the plunge from Stockton Fire Department’s dive safety team.
In African Hall, catch a screening of The Life Aquatic (Steve Zissou costumes encouraged!), then check out the Academy’s own aquatic explorers during special dive shows happening throughout the aquarium.
At the Project Lab, meet Ichthyology collection manager Dave Catania as he shows off some of the Academy’s most prized (and peculiar) fish specimens.
Note: The 4-story Rainforest exhibit closes at 7:45pm and planetarium passes are distributed to visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. http://www.calacademy.org/events/nightlife