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Women in Science NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $13.75*
*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+

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

NightLife is celebrating International Women’s Day by handing over the mic and giving the spotlight to women in science.

Music by Lady Ryan

Schedule of Events:

Live Talks: Women in Science
African Hall

  • At 7:30, Catch a live talk from Dr. Natalie Rens, neuroscientist, artificial intelligence strategist and self-proclaimed space nerd, to learn about her cutting edge work with AI and space travel.
  • At 8:30, Alie Ward of the Ologies podcast hosts an insightful discussion on what it’s like and what it means to be a woman in science with Dr. Shannon Bennett, the Academy’s Chief of Science; Dr. Desiré Whitmore, Senior Physics Educator at the Exploratorium; Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer, Director of Communications and Science Outreach for CienciaPR; and Dr. Sima Bouzid, data scientist at Invitae.
  • 8:00  pm Experience: Science Meets Art
    Science Today
    Learn about research emerging out of Joshua Tree National Park with a short pop-up talk and a hands-on printmaking activity from Dr. Juniper Harrower, who specializes in studying species interactions under climate change and runs SymbioArtlab, an environmental arts production company linking art and science.
  • All Evening Women in Science Showcase Project & Swamp – Meet IF/THEN ambassador Dorothy Tovar and Priscilla San Juan of Stanford’s Hermanas in STEM, to learn about two programs focused on serving historically underrepresented groups in STEM. Check out fascinating specimens from the Academy’s scientific collections and the history of those built and stewarded by women.

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.


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Cost: $13.75*
*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+
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Club / DJ, International Women's Day, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA

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