The hottest new Bay Area night spot? A science museum
Most office parties feature a bar, maybe some light jazz, some nuts to snack on and a few streamers for
background ambience. But lately a growing number of Silicon Valley companies are holding their parties
backed by a 40-foot Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, a coral reef teeming with 4,000 Philippine day-glo fish and
a domed planetarium showing how super novae explode. Last year, the new $488 million California Academy of
Sciences building [click1.newsletters.siliconvalley.com] made a big splash as a public museum when it
opened in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. But in a trend that has surprised even its own planners, it
also has emerged as one of the hottest night spots in the Bay Area.