Cocktails in code
The moonlight swim
Where: At a lido in Rennes, Brittany, during the packed-with-surprises Tombées de la Nuit (Nightfall) arts festival in July.
How: Book tickets for Museum of the Moon, a touring event by British artist Luke Jeram, who created the 1:500,000-scale lunar model. It measures 23ft in diameter and features NASA imagery of the satellite’s surface.
Top 3 scientific trips
Is this the best class, ever? Cocktail lessons given by Todd Maul, the geek-barman at Café ArtScience in Cambridge, Massachusetts, now include the food design innovations of partner organisation, Le Laboratoire. It all adds up to some highly unusual drinks. lelaboratoire-cambridge.com
If you want to see how Major Tim Peake returned to Earth after his six-month mission at the International Space Station last year, then head to London’s Science Museum, where the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module — complete with scorch marks from its re-entry through the atmosphere — is on display until September. sciencemuseum.org.uk
The about-to-open Hotel EMC2, in Chicago, headlines a huge zoetrope, a 19th-century animation device, plus a typographic quote by Leonardo da Vinci in the lobby. And that’s before you enter the rooms… Beds feature Serta cooling technology mattresses as standard. hotelemc2.com
Published in the June 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)