Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with a night of swing music, artisanal cocktails, and reflection on San Francisco’s beloved icon. When the bridge opened in 1937, a gallon of gas cost 10 cents and swing music was all the rage as the Great Depression wore on. Today, it remains one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks and has been crossed by nearly 2 billion vehicles.
During NightLife, peruse a pop-up exhibit of the Kinter collection of photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge construction, and check out a scale acrylic model of the Golden Gate Bridge crafted by students of sustainable design at California College of the Arts.
Tour History on the Move, Wells Fargo’s mobile museum about the history of stagecoaches, the Gold Rush, the Golden Gate Bridge and more, and test your skills as a Pony Express rider on “Lightning” the horse simulator. In the planetarium, look back at how much astronomers have learned over the past 75 years at 6:30, followed by two screenings of Life: A Cosmic Story.
Enjoy live performances by the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, which draws inspiration from the great bands, performers and composers of the Jazz Age and Swing Era. Additional swingin’ music to transport you back in time by DJ Tanoa, a.k.a. "Samoa Boy."