55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
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9:30 am – 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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8:30 – 9:30 am


10:00 – 11:00 am

The Academy will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Planetarium will be closed Sep. 22, 23, 24

Party After Dark

Explore the tastes, sounds, and creatures of the night at the California Academy of Sciences during a glamorous evening of music, dancing, and inspired libations.

Event Information

Thursday, May 5, 2011
8:00 pm to midnight
For adults 21+

Festive glamour

Tickets are $100 for general admission/$80 for Academy members.

Support research and education programs at the California Academy of Sciences. ($65 of the ticket price is tax-deductible.)

Click here to purchase tickets

For additional information, or to purchase tickets by phone, please contact Kristina Kaiser at (415) 379-5414, or e-mail .

Cocktails & Bites

Indulge in cocktails, desserts and late-night snacks crafted by local celebrity chefs at hosted bars throughout the museum.

Dance the Night Away

Claude VonStroke

Claude VonStroke

We welcome with open arms dirtybird artist and owner Claude VonStroke. What better way to get the dance floor moving than with this highly in demand DJ? Don’t miss your opportunity to see him at one of the most unique venues in San Francisco surrounded by countless creatures of the night.

Claude VonStroke website

DJ Solomon

DJ Solomon

Solomon isn’t your everyday magician. He doesn’t know how to pull a white rabbit out of a hat. But what the Bay Area-based DJ can do is ELEVATE you on the dance floor. Solomon’s specialty is he calls “Pop Turntablism.” It’s a niche of music that fuses scratching, beat juggling, word play, and live remixing with an eclectic mix of funk, soul, hip hop, house and rock tracks. He’s performed with Stevie Wonder, The Black Eyed Peas, Jurassic 5, Lyrics Born, Kool & the Gang, Z-Trip and many others.

DJ Solomon website

Ean Golden

Ean Golden

Ean Golden, San Francisco resident, pioneer of digital DJ-ing and world traveler, brings you a set that will make you dance. His innovative style has gained him recognition worldwide. The Academy is thrilled to have him for this night of exploration – paving the way for new music and DJ technology.

Ean Golden website

Project Bandaloop

Since 1991, as a pioneer in the field, Project Bandaloop has been making dynamic dances that reframe how people perceive their environment and the art form. Project Bandaloop performs in natural and urban settings to large and diverse audiences both nationally and internationally. Don’t miss the gravity-defying performances by Project Bandaloop.

“There is no more joyous, festive or entertaining show in town.”
- The San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Project B. received a standing O.”
- Life Magazine

David de Rothschild & The Plastiki

After 4 years spent planning and building, and 130 days crossing the Pacific, The Plastiki has become an icon of sustainable design and an advocate for plastic free oceans. Don’t miss your chance to see David de Rothschild and a special screening in the Planetarium. Limited capacity – first come first served

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55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco Ca 94118

(415) 379-8000

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