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BigPicture NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*Tickets subject to dynamic pricing and may change daily. Nightlife tickets typically range from $12 to $25. Day-of tickets will often be the highest. 21+

California Academy of Sciences | 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA


“NightLife” at California Academy of Sciences | Thursdays

Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails as you set out with friends on a journey to the stars and the depths of the sea. Featuring a new theme each week, after-hours access to all exhibits, and special programming, NightLife is your ticket to the nocturnal side of the Academy.

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week.

  • Thursdays from 6-10 pm / 21+ with valid ID
  • Advanced tickets for Nightlife range from $12 to $25 and are subject to dynamic pricing and may change daily – read more about “Plan-Ahead Pricing” – Updated May 2019
  • Planetarium passes additional $3 for the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 shows and can be purchased online. (The 6:30 pm planetarium show is always free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.)
  • Last entry is 9pm.
  • Last entry to the rainforest dome is 7:45pm

Be the first to see the Academy’s sixth annual BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition exhibit! Celebrate the best in nature and wildlife photography and explore the power of imagery in illuminating and informing conservation work.


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Cost: $12*
*Tickets subject to dynamic pricing and may change daily. Nightlife tickets typically range from $12 to $25. Day-of tickets will often be the highest. 21+
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Club / DJ, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, July 25, 2019

10:00 am   2019 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Nyum Bai’s Nite Yun | Ferry Plaza  $4.95*
*Free event, but bring cash for taco purchases.
12:30 pm   World Jazz Combo: Murasaki Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival  FREE
1:00 pm   “LINES” Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral  FREE*
*Free and open to all; registration on arrival.
5:00 pm   “Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF  FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
5:00 pm   Summer “Truth Thursdays”: Arts & Culture | San Leandro  FREE
5:00 pm   Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF  $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17). There is a $10 surcharge for special exhibition tickets. 
5:00 pm   Shanghai Kelly’s Customer Appreciation Party: Free Food & Cheap Booze | SF  FREE*
*No cover. Free food while supplies last and for paying customers only
5:30 pm   5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF  $39*
*$39 for a 5-Course Tasting Menu (reg. $69), 2 for 1 Tropical Drinks. Please enter FC5-COURSE in your open table reservation or mention Funcheap to your host.
5:30 pm   Summer Sounds Outside: Cajun/Zydeco | Walnut Creek  FREE
6:00 pm   2019 Quakes Free Summer Movie Nights “Coco” | San Jose  FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks purchase.
6:00 pm   Free Classic Rock Concert in the Park | San Mateo  FREE
6:00 pm   Exploratorium After Dark: Out of This World | Pier 15  $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pm   BigPicture NightLife | California Academy of Sciences  $12*
*Tickets subject to dynamic pricing and may change daily. Nightlife tickets typically range from $12 to $25. Day-of tickets will often be the highest. 21+
6:00 pm   SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2019: Avi Wisnia | Palo Alto  FREE
6:00 pm   “Sundown Cinema” Film Night in the Park: Hook | Alamo Square  FREE
6:00 pm   Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF  FREE
6:00 pm   Oakland’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Bohemian Rhapsody” | Jack London Square  FREE
6:30 pm   French Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF  FREE
6:30 pm   Cocktails with a Twist w/ Kara Newman | Omnivore Books  FREE
6:30 pm   Moraga Summer Concert: Hits from the 40’s to Present | East Bay  FREE
6:30 pm   Music & Market Summer Concert: Electrifying Tribute to Michael Jackson | Concord  FREE
7:00 pm   The Great Cable Car Chase | SF  FREE
7:00 pm   Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino  FREE
7:00 pm   San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Troupe Studio Space  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
7:30 pm   “I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF  FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pm   Coit Comedy: Stand Up Comedy & Free Golden Boy Pizza | SF  $5*
*Use "Funcheap" to get a 50% discount ticket with 1 drink minimum requirement. Otherwise it's $10.
8:00 pm   Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar  FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:30 pm   Summer Movie in the Park: “Incredibles 2” | Orinda  FREE
8:30 pm   Free Movies in the Park: “Bumblebee” | Pleasanton  FREE
8:45 pm   Movies on the Square: “Bumblebee” | Redwood City  FREE
9:00 pm   La Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission  FREE
9:00 pm   Movie Night in the Park: Into the Spider-Verse | San Rafael  FREE*
*Bring your blanket, low chair, picnic, snacks and flashlight.
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