A museum is a place where one should lose one's head.
Mystery Maker: Kathleen
Location: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
There was a lot of buzz in the city about “Night Life” at California Academy of Sciences, a night at the museum strictly designed for adults. They essentially replaced strollers and whining kids with DJ's, ambient lighting, and several stocked bars.
The Academy had recently undergone a spectacular redesign in 2008 and was getting a lot of attention for the rainforest exhibit enclosed in a 90 foot glass dome.
"Night Life" sounded like the perfect spot for my April Mystery Date and to see wall the fuss about the new museum.
There was a palpable buzz in the air as we arrived and waited in line to enter. People were looking surprisingly gussied up — you never know who you’re going to meet at a night at the museum! We entered through the grand foyer where a DJ was spinning, lights were bouncing and an impressive bar greeted us.
From there we headed up stairs to the “Living Roof”, which is a magnificent rooftop display of 1.7 million native plants designed to sequester carbon. There are seven rolling hills throughout the garden, paying homage to the city’s famous slopes. People were talking, mingling and checking out the views.