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Tiny NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 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
  • 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.)
  • Last entry is 9 pm.

This week, we’re shrinking NightLife down to size with a celebration of all things tiny, miniature, and microscopic.


Event Details


Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Club / DJ, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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*. No appointment is necessary, and patients will be screened on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for the screening. Please note: no treatment will be done at the screening appointment.
10:00 am   Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa  FREE
12:30 pm   Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival  FREE
4:00 pm   Oakland’s Free Carnival: Free Games, Popcorn & Churros | 2019  FREE*
*The event is advertised as free, so we're assuming everything is free (excluding food/drinks) but bring a few bucks just in case some of the rides do charge.
5:00 pm   2019 Opening Night: “Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party | SF  FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pm   Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF  $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17). There is a $10 surcharge for special exhibition tickets. 
5:00 pm   Downtown San Leandro’s Summer “Truth Thursdays” | May 23-Aug 22  FREE
5:00 pm   Towel Day: A Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Celebration | SF  FREE*
*RSVP and receive a custom collectible towel for the occasion (while supplies last).
5:30 pm   5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF  $39*
*$39 for a 5-Course Tasting Menu (reg. $69), 2 for 1 Tropical Drinks. Please enter FC5-COURSE in your open table reservation or mention Funcheap to your host.
6:00 pm   Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF  FREE
6:00 pm   Exploratorium After Dark: Self, Made | Pier 15  $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pm   Tiny NightLife | California Academy of Sciences  $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
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7:00 pm   Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: The Never Ending Story | Oakland  FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
7:30 pm   Win Tix: Philly Indie Rock: Joy Again | Cafe du Nord  WIN
7:30 pm   “I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF  FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
7:30 pm   The Moxy Show: Free Live Comedy | Berkeley  FREE*
*Donation encouraged, no drink minimum, food and drinks can be purchased at the venue.
8:00 pm   “Tindervention” Free Comedy Night at Cobbs | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum
8:00 pm   Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar  FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
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