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NightLife Spotlight | California Academy of Sciences

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)

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

Tonight is a #TBT of epic proportions: Where better than NightLife to celebrate 10 years of our “new” Academy home? Raise a toast to a decade of the greenest museum on the planet with an evening of after-hours science and a DJ set of throwback jams by Starfari.

Visit the Morrison Planetarium for a screening of Fragile Planet, the first planetarium show to ever play after debuting our all-digital dome.

Grab a pencil or a brush for another edition of Unlocked Art Lab, where an assortment of fascinating specimens from the Academy’s scientific collections will provide the artistic inspiration you need.

Throughout the night, relive the grand opening of the new Academy building and see photos of the rainforest dome before it housed trees and giant arapaimas and the swamp before it was Claude’s home base.

For science you can eat and drink, head outside to The Terrace Restaurant & Bar. This month, their “Adult Chemistry” tasting series features Santa Rosa’s Seismic Brewing Company.

Music by Starfari


Event Details


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

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