Although I’ve worked in San Francisco for two years, I’m a little embarrassed to say, I still haven’t seen a lot of the must sees or done a lot of the must do’s. I’ve been wanting to go to Academy of Sciences or the Exploratorium for ever, and it finally happened all thanks to my sister’s planning. Since one of her friends from SoCal was visiting, she gathered her sorority sisters, coworkers, and others, and we all went for a night of fun!
I had the honor of teaching Shannon and Yas how to ride the BART! I must’ve scared them a little with stories of some shady business that I’ve witness when the BART used to own my soul. They didn’t think it was too bad on our way up. But on our way back, some guy was puking and dry heaving close to us, hah.
Since half of us got to the city first, we went to Gott’s Roadside for some dinner. I wasn’t that hungry because I ate a bit at home already, but when I saw that you can get all of the toppings offered on your hot dog, I was game! (I didn’t even order all the toppings, but it was definitely a mouthful!)
And, we were in the Exploratorium! We got to walk around and do a lot of cool activities!
One of our favorite exhibits at the Exploratorium was the Shadow Box. In this room, they use large phosphor screens that stores light from a strobe flash. This “freezes” your shadow for a limited amount of time. It fades in a minute, but it’s nice to know when the flash will go off again because they have a timer. What’s even cooler about catching your shadow is that you can use a flashlight to “draw” on the walls. It turns out looking like glow in the dark paint!
The Exploratorium is basically a playground for adults. There are so many different interactive exhibits, that you’re bound to find something that you’d enjoy!