Get wild after hours

I love going to museums, but as much as I like kids, I don’t enjoy tripping over strollers or trying to read about jellyfish over the cries of an unhappy toddler. That’s why I’ve been attending cocktail hours at museums, a space where 21+ kids at heart can enjoy art and culture (along with some wine). In San Francisco, notable events are the California Academy of Science’s Nightlife and the Exploratorium’s After Dark evenings. If you need a break from holiday shopping, look for museums in your city that offer a sophisticated way to let loose.