SF Meetup: After Dark @ The Exploratorium 1st August
posted July 25, 2013 8:48 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu August 1 at 6:15 PM, Exploratorium
Pier 15, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Meetup at After Dark at the Exploratorium. You need to buy tickets. Meet outside the exploratorium at 6:15pm by the vertically orientated sign with the big hole. I'll also try and be near the entrance inside at 8pm if you're running late and want to find the group. There will likely be post-exploratorium drinking (venue TBD).
posted by Erberus to Meetup (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I have been eager to check out the new Exploratorium but haven't quite made it down there yet. Let's do that!
posted by aubilenon at 11:17 PM on July 25, 2013

posted by MillMan at 12:20 AM on July 26, 2013

Only because we don't have an Explodatorium
posted by aubilenon at 1:27 AM on July 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

We already had plans to go to the Exploratorium that evening! So, yes, we will be there.
posted by gingerbeer at 7:29 AM on July 26, 2013

We've done meetups at Cal Academy's after dark events and they are way fun, and I'm looking forward to the Exploratorium's version!
posted by rtha at 8:17 AM on July 26, 2013

This is a fun event. I'll try to make it given that it's the only week I'm in town for a while.
posted by special-k at 10:53 AM on July 26, 2013

Yay! This is right across the street from my work, and I haven't yet made it over there.
posted by politikitty at 12:32 PM on July 26, 2013

This. Looks. Good!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:24 PM on July 26, 2013

It will be my birthday, so let me see if I can get out of work early.
posted by Nomyte at 6:56 PM on July 26, 2013

This looks fantastic, odds are against my making it, but the prospect of alcohol and a warehouse full of sensory illusions sounds like fun.

Make sure to check out the exhibit with the shower fog lady if it's still there.
posted by benzenedream at 10:17 PM on July 26, 2013

So people who know the area, any suggestions for bars near there that could work as a potential post-exploritorium meetup/spillover if tickets sell out?
posted by Erberus at 11:18 AM on July 27, 2013

Bar Americano across the street has an outdoor patio that has room for larger groups.
posted by special-k at 11:44 AM on July 27, 2013

Hard Water is nearby, food is meh, cocktails are great, unsure of their ability to handle larger groups. The main dining room is pretty small.
posted by benzenedream at 10:04 PM on July 27, 2013

Hard Water is great but impossible for groups so no point even trying.
posted by special-k at 6:30 AM on July 29, 2013

I'm so sad I have other family obligations and won't be able to make this. I'm a huge fan of the Exploratorium and haven't been to the new one yet!
posted by chatongriffes at 7:40 AM on July 30, 2013

Weeknight meetups (or anything) are hard for me to get to, bummer because I love the Exploratorium!
posted by radioamy at 8:56 PM on July 30, 2013

special-k: do you mean the Americano bar/restaurant at the Hotel Vital?

Another polling question: what should we do about food?

I was thinking of figuring it out at 10 but that seems ambitious. We (or whoever needs to) could grab something quick at 6 and go in for 6:30, although I'm not too keen on pushing things back further since various events start at 7.

Is there anywhere close suitable?

Also sorry to hear people can't make it. Next time I'm in town promise to pitch a weekend meet up.
posted by Erberus at 10:36 PM on July 30, 2013

Alas, I have exciting tattoo plans tomorrow evening and won't be able to make it.
posted by Nimmie Amee at 2:46 PM on July 31, 2013

Ok there don't seem to be great options for fast food or post exploritorium venues (everything seems to close pretty early). Let's go for the minimal organisation/maximal entropy approach.
posted by Erberus at 9:44 PM on July 31, 2013

Tickets bought!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:23 AM on August 1, 2013

Dear mefites, we are very sorry, but due to circumstances, we have to bag tonight. Boo.

But! I have thoughts for another meetup, soon, and I'll make a thing for it.

Special apologies to special-k.
posted by rtha at 3:43 PM on August 1, 2013

sad face :(
posted by special-k at 4:38 PM on August 1, 2013

I'm not going to go either since my primary reason to attend was to see rtha/gingerbeer (I love the rest of you guys too but have some pressing work before I travel this weekend).

Since I'm not attending, does anyone want my ticket? Please memail me and I'll send you the PDF of the ticket.
posted by special-k at 4:42 PM on August 1, 2013

I'm heading out the door for a bit. If anyone wants it, please print this and let others know you've claimed it.
posted by special-k at 5:05 PM on August 1, 2013

Hmm. I am hanging outside the exploratorium now. If Anyone is still up for this let me know...
posted by bashos_frog at 5:40 PM on August 1, 2013

Yeah, not happening for me by a mile. Hope I can meet you all at some later date.
posted by Nomyte at 5:52 PM on August 1, 2013

Oh well, see you next time, I guess.
posted by bashos_frog at 6:03 PM on August 1, 2013

FYI I'm running slightly late from work but hope to make it there by 18:30.
posted by Erberus at 6:05 PM on August 1, 2013

I'm here! I'm wearing a blue mefi tshirt, black jeans, red converse hitops! Going in now!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:23 PM on August 1, 2013

OK outside the entrance by the vertical sign and camera obscura. Will wait 5 mins then go in. Let's switch to plan b of meeting near the entrance inside at 20:00. White trousers dark blue shirt.
posted by Erberus at 6:38 PM on August 1, 2013


posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:56 PM on August 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

Standing opposite the information desk inside by the main entrance /exit in case people are still looking for each other.
posted by Erberus at 8:00 PM on August 1, 2013

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