Field trip: the Museum of Jurassic Technology TAKE TWO
posted October 24, 2014 10:14 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 22 at 3:00 PM, Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Reposting from previous event! Chicainthecity most courteously reminded me that the event needed updating, and we discussed NOVEMBER 8th as the most likely afternoon. The consensus is now November 22nd: let us know in the thread! The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City is a place that engenders love and and serious confusion, perhaps in equal measures. It is a palace of many mythical wonders and it was proposed as one of the next meetup locations. It's open until 6:00 PM on Saturdays; the cafe offers complimentary tea and cookies until 5:00. (It is also close to the Center for Land Use Interpretation, which is equally a palace of wonders if you like scholastic text and resource allocation. They also have quite a cool map of points of interest in the area around their Culver City branch.)
EDIT: November 22nd! At 3! Third date's the charm!

Cost: I'm just going to copy their admissions list directly
Adults, $ 8.00
Children aged 13 to 21, $ 5.00
Students in full time education, $ 5.00
Persons 60 years or older, $ 5.00
Unemployed persons, $ 5.00
Disabled Persons, $1.50
Active service personnel in uniform, $ 1.50
Children 12 and under, Free
Time: early afternoon onwards

Followed by: Chinese food at Hu's seemed like the general consensus of those in the know.

Getting there: general Culver City info here. There are also convenient buses, with a bus stop right outside and it's a mere three blocks from a stop on the Metro Expo line.
posted by jetlagaddict to Meetup (37 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'm probably going to be in the bay area on the 8th, so later in the month would work better for me.
posted by bswinburn at 12:49 AM on October 25, 2014

Ooh, thank you! I'm flexible, but I'd like to lock it down soon.
posted by Room 641-A at 1:06 AM on October 25, 2014

My open weekends in November at this point are the 8th and the 22nd. I'm amenable to either.
posted by mykescipark at 11:40 AM on October 26, 2014

The 8th isn't great for me, but the 22nd would totally work. And I might be able to squeak out something on the 8th after all, my plans for that weekend are still in the realm of "didn't I say I'd have lunch with so and so that day? Or was that dinner?" so hey you never know.
posted by Sara C. at 2:17 PM on October 27, 2014

I just found out that I have a dinner on the 8th, so the 22nd would, as of right now, be best for me. Is that too close to Thanksgiving for anyone?
posted by jetlagaddict at 9:13 PM on October 28, 2014

Ok, I'm definitely going to be out of town on the 8th. But the 22nd is great for me. So that's where my vote is.
posted by bswinburn at 9:37 PM on October 28, 2014

Both the 8th (in the afternoon+evening) and the 22nd are open for me at this point. Very happy for this -- been missing everybody! :D
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:08 AM on October 29, 2014 [2 favorites]

The 22nd sounds good to me!
posted by Room 641-A at 10:26 AM on October 29, 2014

Sounding rather like the 22nd. :-P All other details are fine by me...
posted by mykescipark at 3:50 PM on October 29, 2014

Okay, I am risking the Gods Who Love Upsetting IRL Events, but I've set it as confirmed for 3 (ish) PM on the 22nd.
posted by jetlagaddict at 10:34 PM on October 31, 2014 [3 favorites]

Also I have so much leftover candy, if anyone lives by me and needs an infusion of Whoopers or mini Kitkats into their system, let me know!
posted by jetlagaddict at 11:16 PM on October 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

See y'all tomorrow!
posted by Celsius1414 at 8:38 AM on November 21, 2014

posted by Room 641-A at 10:09 AM on November 21, 2014

Very excited and looking forward to seeing everyone!
posted by jetlagaddict at 9:33 PM on November 21, 2014

On my way. Please wait a bit
posted by bswinburn at 1:26 PM on November 22, 2014

I'd planned on journeying to the Westside today to meet ya'll but this Finance homework and Management paper aren't going to do themselves.

See you at game night, after finals!
posted by ApathyGirl at 1:33 PM on November 22, 2014

Oh. 3 pm. Guess I will have a cocktail. I was thinking two o'clock. I will post where I am when I get there in case someone wants to join me.
posted by bswinburn at 1:54 PM on November 22, 2014

As threatened last time I am in the lounge/bar area of the Historic Culver Hotel in case someone wants to join me. I am by the window with a cocktail and probably reading a book on an iPhone.
posted by bswinburn at 2:16 PM on November 22, 2014

I'm on my way. I'll check the bar if I get there early.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:29 PM on November 22, 2014

Sorry you can't make it, ApathyGirl, but see you at game night!
posted by Room 641-A at 2:31 PM on November 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'm heading over now-ish (I live a couple of miles down). See y'all at the museum.
posted by Alterscape at 2:44 PM on November 22, 2014

Freeway gods are dictating an ETA of three thirtyish for me.
posted by Celsius1414 at 2:57 PM on November 22, 2014

Despite dramatically missing the bus stop, I'm here now. As awesome as a drink sounds, I think it's better if I just stick around here? I am dressed like an 18th century trading port.
posted by jetlagaddict at 3:03 PM on November 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

Where are people now? I'm on the corner.
posted by Room 641-A at 3:08 PM on November 22, 2014

Trying not to buy everything in the shop!
posted by jetlagaddict at 3:08 PM on November 22, 2014

We are waiting at the tea room upstairs.
posted by bswinburn at 3:15 PM on November 22, 2014

I totally wish I'd stayed for dinner!
posted by Room 641-A at 5:29 PM on November 22, 2014

Thanks for setting it up jetlagaddict! I had a great time, and ate way too much.

I wish you had stuck around too, Room 641-A. Hu's is totally old school and you could have watched me make my predictably bad Chinese food decisions.
posted by bswinburn at 8:52 PM on November 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

It was great to meet you, bswinburn, and to see everyone else again. I am so glad it came together because the MJT was everything I wanted. It also seemed like there was a consensus for a dim sum (or other dumpling-replete) meetup, so hopefully we can all make it for delicious Chinese food in 2015!
posted by jetlagaddict at 10:05 PM on November 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Adding my voice to the consensus of awesomeness! It was great to see everyone again. And the doves were pretty nifty too. ;)

Looking forward to game night!
posted by chicainthecity at 11:49 PM on November 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Ugh, I got roped into a work social thing that ended up lasting all day... I would have much rather spent the day with y'all at the Jurassic Museum, that's for sure.
posted by Sara C. at 12:46 AM on November 23, 2014

Most excellent time everybody! See y'all in December!
posted by Celsius1414 at 8:28 AM on November 23, 2014

Oh and here's that Garrison Keillor story at Moth I mentioned.
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:06 AM on November 23, 2014

Yeah, that was good times. Hope you feel better, Room-641A! I am hoping I make game night! If not, I have not-quite-two glorious weeks off around Christmas/New Years and would be excited to Do Things.
posted by Alterscape at 10:06 AM on November 23, 2014

It's probably best that I skipped dinner, but I'm craving Chinese food so hard right now! It was great seeing everyone and finally getting to the museum; it was so much bigger than I expected. Onward to game night! I'll put together something for ice skating :D
posted by Room 641-A at 2:00 PM on November 23, 2014

Can I just say that it's lovely to have people posting links to the Moth and to short stories afterwards? Thanks for being awesome, everyone.
posted by jetlagaddict at 9:11 PM on November 24, 2014 [1 favorite]

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