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Design NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 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
  • Tickets usually $15 with certain weeks being $20 or $22.
  • 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 9 pm.

NightLife partners with San Francisco Design Week to explore the many ways design impacts lives, culture, and science—from AR to architecture, and beer labels to field experiments. Plus, celebrate the release of Lost Type Co-op’s new series of fonts, created in collaboration with and inspired by the Academy’s scientific collections.


Event Details


Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Club / DJ, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, June 13, 2019

12:30 pm   Meet & Greet: San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval | Macy’s Union Square  FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
1:30 pm   Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF  FREE
5:00 pm   “Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF  FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
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. 
5:30 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.
6:00 pm   2019 Divisadero Summer Art Walk | SF  FREE*
*This event happens every 2nd Thursday of March, June, September & December
6:00 pm   Exploratorium After Dark: You Are What You Eat | Pier 15  $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pm   Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library  FREE
6:00 pm   Design NightLife | California Academy of Sciences  $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
6:00 pm   Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF  FREE
6:30 pm   Music & Market Summer Concert: Big Funky Dance Band | Concord  FREE
6:30 pm   Moraga Summer Concert Kick Off: Retroactive Party | East Bay  FREE
7:00 pm   Outdoor Movie Block Party Kick Off: “Stop Making Sense” | Berkeley Art Museum  FREE
7:00 pm   Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre  FREE
7:30 pm   Ted Chiang Author Talk: Exhalation | Green Apple Books  FREE
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   Shame Cave Comedy Show: A Shameful Yet Shameless Night | SF  FREE
8:00 pm   “Verdi Wild Things Are” Standup Comedy | SF  $5*
*$5 tickets with code "funcheapers" otherwise it's $10
8:45 pm   Movies on the Square: “Angels in the Outfield” | Redwood City  FREE
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