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
NightLife goes to the goats with a tribute to these jumping, climbing farm-favorite animals.
We’ll have very special bovid guests from Little Explorers and Goatlandia, a farm animal sanctuary and rescue that focuses on sustainable landscaping practices and eco-farming.
Meet Goatlandia’s founder, Deborah Blum, and learn about the story behind her sanctuary, the 26 goats that live there, and probably watch a goat video or two.
Get inspired by Sweet Farm, a first-of-its-kind non-profit sanctuary addressing the global impacts of factory farming through animal rescue and rehabilitation, veganic agriculture, technology, and education.
Plus, visit the planetarium for a special presentation of S.P.A.C.E. G.O.A.T., a live show in which our presenters debate the greatest planet of all time—and space.
Music by DJ Alex the Goat
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.
*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+
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