Evening Events

EVENING EVENTS

Friday, November 30, 2018 - Five Options to Choose From!

CSTA Happy Hour - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy sampling the variety of food and drinks that Pasadena has to offer during CSTA’s Exclusive Happy Hour. CSTA will provide a list of restaurants that will be offering happy hour pricing to CSTA Attendees, all you have to do is show your badge and enjoy!

Paint and Sip - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Paint and Sip with Your Fellow Science Educators! Come join us for an evening event where we will paint, enjoy a beverage and each other’s company! All painting materials are provided, and you get to take the painting home. Guests are allowed to bring in any wine, beer, beverages of their choosing. Pinot’s Palette will provide snacks, water, soft drinks, painting and raffle of a professional art piece. This event is limited to guests age 21 and over.

Tickets are $35/per person (max 50 registrants)

Dine About Pasadena - 7:00 pm

Enjoy dinner out! Serving cuisine from all parts of the world, Pasadena has more than 500 restaurants! CSTA is pleased to offer conference attendees an opportunity to meet and network with fellow science teachers over dinner at some of Pasadena’s well-known restaurants. We have made reservations at several area restaurants for Friday, November 30 at 7:00 pm. Each reservation is for a table of six, and the restaurants have all agreed to issue separate checks.

Here is how the program works: Visit the Dine-About Pasadena sign-up board in the CSTA booth on Friday until 5:00 pm. There you will find the list of restaurants, sample menus, and a sign-up sheet. If you would like to eat at that restaurant, add your name to the list. Once the sign-up list is full, no more names can be added. At 7:00 pm, arrive at your restaurant of choice and check in for the reservation being held under the name of CSTA. Then enjoy an evening shared with your fellow science teachers, making new friends, and enjoying a night out on the town.

Descanso Gardens Enchanted: Forest of Lights - Self Guided

Enchanted: Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. This event only takes place November through January.

This evening event will not be managed by CSTA Staff or Volunteers. Attendees will need to purchase tickets directly through Descanso Gardens website by clicking here. Tickets available for purchase starting in October 15.

LA Zoo Walk/Lights - Self Guided

Bigger. Brighter. Merrier. L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed nighttime holiday light experience that debuted in 2014 and has glowed brighter each year since. This year’s event promises to be even more magical than ever – with dazzling new displays and details throughout.

  • Take a self-guided 60- to 90-minute tour of a large area of the Zoo featuring creative animal-themed light displays – including 3D projections, lasers, and thousands upon thousands of LEDs.
  • Ring in the season with Tinseltone Carolers performances on Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights through 12/23.
  • Capture your holiday memories in a photo with Santa Claus in a glittering new “North Pole” setting on select dates.
  • Get a glimpse of real reindeer!
  • Warm up with hot cocoa and other holiday treats.
  • Become part of the show with glowing merchandise available for purchase.
  • Take advantage of free parking every night!

This evening event will not be managed by CSTA Staff or Volunteers. Attendees will need to purchase tickets directly through LA Zoo’s website by clicking here. Tickets available for purchase starting in November.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Two Options to Choose From!

Movie Night - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sponsored by:

Ready for a night at the movies? Join HHMI at this sponsored event where you will enjoy hosted snacks and beverages while watching the film Some Animals are More Equal than Others and a brief two minute trailer of I Contain Multitudes. Be sure to stay after the showing of the movie as there will be a panel discussion with educators that work with HHMI BioInteractive to produce and field test their resources.

No ticket purchase necessary, this event is open to all CSTA Conference Attendees.

Dine About Pasadena - 7:00 pm

Enjoy dinner out! Serving cuisine from all parts of the world, Pasadena has more than 500 restaurants! CSTA is pleased to offer conference attendees an opportunity to meet and network with fellow science teachers over dinner at some of Pasadena’s well-known restaurants. We have made reservations at several area restaurants for Saturday, December 1st at 7:00 pm. Each reservation is for a table of six, and the restaurants have all agreed to issue separate checks.

Here is how the program works: Visit the Dine-About Pasadena sign-up board in the CSTA booth on Friday until 5:00 pm. There you will find the list of restaurants, sample menus, and a sign-up sheet. If you would like to eat at that restaurant, add your name to the list. Once the sign-up list is full, no more names can be added. At 7:00 pm, arrive at your restaurant of choice and check in for the reservation being held under the name of CSTA. Then enjoy an evening shared with your fellow science teachers, making new friends, and enjoying a night out on the town.

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