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Mezcal NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.

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
  • 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

This week, learn about the rich history and flavorful future of mezcal at NightLife’s spirit-focused celebration of Cinco de Mayo, co-presented by the MEX I AM festival showcasing the best of Mexico.

  • Sip your way through a selection of mezcal-inspired cocktails at bars around the museum and catch mezcal mixology demos from local hotspots La Urbana, Bartlett Hall, Lolo, and more, presented by Mezcalistas.
  • Kick off the evening with Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco Dr. Andrés Roemer, followed by talks on the history of mezcal—from learning about sustainable production with Wahaka Mezcal to tracing its current popularity boom with Max Garrone of Mezcalistas.

At the Project Lab, Academy scientists Drs. Lauren Esposito and Jack Dumbacher will explain the special relationship between yucca and agave plants and their pollinators, exploring how bats and moths play an important role in keeping mezcal and tequila flowing.

Get refreshed while tasting samples of Hard Frescos and make it easy to get home safely with the ride-sharing pros at Lyft. Plus, groove to the Latin and tropical rhythms of DJs Theory and Baysik.

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.


Event Details


Cost: $15*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Club / DJ, Eating & Drinking, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA

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