Music by DJ Eric Sharp and Cat Man of West Oakland
21+ event, 6:00-10:00 pm
What’s the purrr-fect way to proclaim your love of all things feline? By joining other cat lovers for NightLife’s first-ever tribute to our four-pawed friends.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Feline-Focused Lectures in African Hall (Level 1)
7:30 pm, Hear tales from the field with the Tiger Twins as they share unique stories from their work with big cats at the Fresno Zoo.
8:30 pm, Hear from neuroscientist Dr. Patrick House as he discusses the surprising facts behind Toxoplasma gondii, more commonly known as the “crazy cat lady parasite.”
Cat Crafts & Consultations in the East Pavilion (Level 1)
6:00-10:00 pm, Feeling frisky? Make and take home your own custom cat ears and cat toys with the help of SCRAP.
6:00-10:00 pm, Meet with Dr. Stacy Weibley for an individual cat consultation to learn more about your favorite feline's needs, desires, and opinions. Get the down and dirty about what your kitty wants to tell you...it may be more than you bargained for.
Big Cats Live Animal Demonstrations in the East Garden
7:00 & 8:00 pm, Behold the majesty that is Big Cats, with two live animal demonstrations from Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund--think leopards, cheetahs, and mountain lions (oh my!).
DJs & Cat Cafe Gurus In the Piazza (Level 1)
6:00-8:00 pm, Hear a feline-inspired DJ set by the Cat Man of West Oakland (aka musician and cat enthusiast Adam Myatt)
8:00-10:00 pm, Enjoy a house-heavy set from DJ Eric Sharp
6:00-10:00 pm, Meet the folks behind the soon-to-open Cat Town Café and Adoption Center of Oakland—the country’s first cat café. Meow!
Cat Skulls & Catfish by the Project Lab (Level 1)
6:30-9:00 pm, Check out catfish specimens and cat skulls, including a mummified cat that was buried from the 1906 earthquake, from the Academy’s collection.
Skulls Exhibit in the Forum (Level 1)
6:00-9:30 pm, Walk along a wallscape of sea lion skulls, watch a live colony of dermestid beetles demonstrate their "bone cleaning" skills, and learn how scientists use the Academy's vast collection of skulls to uncover clues about life on Earth.
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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