This post is brought to you by the Exploratorium.

Whether you need to break the ice on a first date, crave a ladies' night out, or simply seek a little more stimulation than your neighborhood bar can offer, head to the Exploratorium for an evening like no other. Experience over 600 exhibits, sip cocktails, sample delicious bites at the SeaGlass restaurant, and take in outrageous Bay views from the Outdoor Terrace. Right now, check out their featured installation (above): Metamorphosis by David Delgado, Dan Goods, and Jason Klimoski.

It's easy to get to the Exploratorium along the Embarcadero, plus admission is just $15, $10 less than daytime general admission. And since you must be 18 or over to enter, you'll be able to enjoy exhibits without herds of kids taking you out of the moment.

Thursday Nights
The Exploratorium, Pier 15
$15 admission
Feed your mind and quench your thirst.