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Buzzed NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:00 pm | Cost: $13.50*
*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

Celebrate one of life’s most classic combos—coffee and chocolate—in a tribute to two of the Bay Area’s favorite ways to get buzzed.

Sip and taste samples from local roasters and chocolatiers while learning everything there is to know about caffeine, beans, that unique bitter taste, and the science behind those supposed health benefits.

Sharpen your sense of taste and smell with low-stakes taste tests with the Sunset’s Andytown Coffee Roasters (now being served in the Academy Café!) and Henry’s House of Coffee. You’ve had their chocolate pies and breads, but have you tried Tartine’s coffee? Get to know Coffee Manufactory, a coffee roaster born out of Tartine Manufactory.

Get a crash course in what it takes to transform beans into dreams with unique offerings from Casa de ChocolatesJade ChocolatesRecchiuti Confections, and TCHO.

Delve deeper with a short talk by UC Berkeley’s Michael Alberto Gomez, plant and microbial biologist, on a plan to use CRISPR to make cacao plants resistant to the diseases that plague them. By the end of the night, you’ll be transformed into a newly-knowledgeable coffee and chocolate consumer—but you won’t be falling asleep anytime soon.

Music by DJ Jamie Jams

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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Cost: $13.50*
*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, Free Stuff, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA

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