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“Curious Creatures” NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)

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

“NightLife” at California Academy of Sciences | Thursdays

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
  • Tickets are usually $15 with certain weeks being $20
  • Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Show your love for the tentacled, the slimy, and the lumpy at this NightLife dedicated to all the curious creatures sometimes overlooked for the fuzzy and cuddly.

NightLife Schedule | March 8

Curious Creature Menagerie
(East Garden)
Shows at 7pm & 8pm
Visit the East Garden to meet animal guests from Classroom Safari’s menagerie—including a Burmese python, lynx, ringtail lemur, tarantulas, and much more. Plus, say hello to the very curious Willow and Chewy—an adult and baby two-toed sloth.

Curious Creature Lectures
(African Hall)
7:30pm: Examine squid specimens with science writer Danna Staaf, author of Squid Empire, one of Science Friday’s best science books of 2017.

8:30pm: Catch a screening of “Spider Seduction,” part of the Lens of Time series produced by Spine Films for bioGraphic. Learn about the high-speed cameras and laser-listening devices used to crack these complex seduction codes with UC Berkeley evolutionary biologist Damian Elias and Spine Films producers.

Moon Jelly Discoveries
(Moon Jelly Tank; Coral Reef)
7:00pm: Meet the biologists who raise and care for our translucent and highly-photogenic moon jellies during a very special Steinhart Aquarium talk.

Curiosities Unleashed
(Project Lab)
6:00 – 10:00pm
Check out rodent skulls and learn about the ever-growing incisors of the order Rodentia with Zachary Calamari, PhD of Orofacial Sciences at UCSF, talk to Point Blue Conservation Science to learn why every creature, curious and cute, is critical for healthy ecosystems and a healthy planet and stop by Ant Lab to find out more about the oddest insects around.

Curious Creature Illustrations 
6:00 – 10:00pm
Bay Area (and NightLife) illustrator Nigel Sussman returns to take live drawing requests of your favorite lively creatures.

Event Details

Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Club / DJ, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA
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