The theory here is that you can’t help but have a fantastic evening while you party hardy alongside some of world’s brightest and bravest scientists at The California Academy of Sciences 25th annual fundraiser. Show off your latest dance moves to “Pop Turntablism” provided by DJ Solomon. Catch your breath while watching a mind-boggling performance by Project Bandaloop. Feast on delectable dishes and creative libations served up by celeb chefs scattered among the museum’s colorful flora and fauna. Plus you can feel extra good knowing that you’re supporting Academy research & education programs.

Details for The California Academy of Sciences “Big Bang: Party After Dark”

WHAT: Explore the tastes, sounds, and creatures of the night at the California Academy of Sciences during a glamorous evening of music, dancing, and inspired libations. Visit for details about Big Bang: Party After Dark.

WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 8pm to midnight

California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

$100 for general admission/$80 for Academy members

ATTIRE: Festive glamour

WHY: The California Academy of Sciences is dedicated to exploring, explaining, and protecting the natural world. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Academy’s world-class research and education programs.