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“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

Thursday, December 12

Holiday Bazaar NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Holiday Bazaar NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
’Tis the season to stuff those stockings and shop locally with a merry marketplace curated by SF Bazaar. Full event details coming soon!

Thursday, January 9

Fungus Among Us NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Fungus Among Us NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Step away from the baby bellas and learn how to unleash fungi’s true potential—full event details coming soon!

Thursday, January 16

Sketchfest NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Sketchfest NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
SF Sketchfest is back at NightLife for a knee-slapping night of creatures, cocktails, and comedy as part of the 19th Annual SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival. This year’s event includes: Paul F. Tompkins Hogs The Covers, a set of songs and comedy THE MADS: Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”), riffing ...

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