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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Party Animals and Real Animals Unite at the S.F. Zoo's Noc'tails

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Who knows what strange species you might encounter? - NANETTE GONZALES
  • Nanette Gonzales
  • Who knows what strange species you might encounter?

It seems like just about every museum is doing a nightlife event nowadays, so it makes sense that the San Francisco Zoo would pony on up to the bar as well.


There might be no environment more fitting for a night of drinking and dancing than a zoo, but it still seems a little odd, right? Nightlife at the zoo? Normally nightlife events are filled with loud, bass-heavy music. But at the zoo there are a bunch of animals sleeping in their cages, which is why this event is a "silent disco." Meaning that everyone will receive a set of headphones that will wirelessly connect them to two live DJs. You can choose which DJ you want to listen to, which is sure to create some funny moments as you and your partner dance to completely different beats (more so than you might normally).

If you're not feeling very Stella-got-her-groove-back, then you can skip the footwork and talk to the Zoo's Primate Keepers about lemurs, squirrel monkeys, francois langurs, and aye-ayes (what what?). There will also be food to nosh on, the kind that appeals to humans, we presume.

Just make sure you don't provoke the tigers. We hear they jump really high when they are mad, and nothing makes us madder than being woken up when we don't want to be.

Noc'tails starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 17 at the Primate Discovery Center in the S.F. Zoo, 1 Zoo (at Skyline). Admission is $20-$75 and includes headphones and a signature drink.

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