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.)
oin us for a party of Jurassic proportions guaranteed to bring out the dinosaur-loving kid everyone: We’re going back in time with our Dino Days festival—and the most popular dinosaur movie of all time. Encounter life-size dinosaur animatronics repping just a few of the creatures that ruled the Earth around 75 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period while 80 musician from Awesöme Orchestra perform John Williams’ iconic Jurassic Park soundtrack.