21+ event, 6:00-10:00 pm
Music by Blow Musik!
It’s that time of year—when toothy sharks and thirsty humans unite for a salute to brews with an aquatic twist.
In the East Garden, sip your way through a pop-up beer garden with libations on tap from dozens of local breweries, including Pacific Brewing Laboratory, Lagunitas, Almanac Beer Co., Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery, Social Kitchen & Brewery, CaliCraft, Ale Industries, Triple VooDoo, and more—all amidst a soundscape of traditional German tunes by Blow Musik!.
In the East Pavilion, meet the ocean crusaders working to protect threatened shark populations with the Pacific Shark Research Center and Shark Stewards.
Down in the Coral Reef, meet folks from the Ocean Research Foundation and try your hand (or fin) at shark-themed trivia.
Catch a special shark-themed presentation led by Academy researcher Dave Ebert at 6:30 pm, followed by two showings of Dark Universe in the planetarium.
Chat with the Academy’s resident fish guru Dr. Luiz Rocha as he shows off shark specimens from the Academy’s collection, and meet Academy librarian Kelly Jensen and UC Davis researcher Sarah Friedman as they raid the museum archives to bring out their coolest, sharkiest artifacts.
Plus, view stunning scientific illustrations by Martha Iserman. Care to make this a night to remember? Design (and take home) your own shark hat or fins with the help of crafters from SCRAP. Bite that!
21+ Event, ID required for entry.
Note: The 4-story Rainforest exhibit closes at 7:45pm and planetarium passes are distributed to visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
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