• NightLife illustration
    Artwork by Nigel Sussman
  • Trex
    Photo by Tim Williamson
  • coral reef
    Photo by Milan Bhatt
  • DJ performance
    Photo by Celeste Lindahl
  • Docent
    Photo by Milan Bhatt
  • Rainforest
    Photo by Tim Williamson
  • Hot Flash Heat Wave
    Photo By John Hartsfield
  • Amazon exhibit
    Photo by Milan Bhatt
  • Project Lab
    Photo by Jason Mongue
  • live painting
    Photo by Jason Mongue

Member Tickets: $12
Non-Member Tickets: $15
Ages 21+, ID required for entry.

Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails as you set out with friends on a journey to the stars and the depths of the sea. 

Explore a unique theme each week and after-hours access to all Academy exhibits—all with a single ticket. 

Upcoming Events

March 2nd at 6:00 pm

How-To NightLife gets tasty with a night of cooking and cocktail demos from some of SF’s top culinary minds.

March 9th at 6:00 pm

Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife explores the fascinating world of human health and wellness.

March 16th at 6:00 pm

Get nocturnal with NightLife this week as we learn all about (and interact with) creatures of the night.

March 23rd at 6:00 pm

Get your dose of mechanical mayhem as NightLife hosts a salute to all things robotic.

March 30th at 6:00 pm

Check out the best of the Academy with behind-the-scenes science in the world's greenest museum.

NightLife Artist Spotlight

NightLife Artist Spotlight

Meet Bay Area artist Nigel Sussman and learn about the (wild) inspiration behind his commissioned NightLife illustration.

Food & Drink NightLife

Food & Drink

A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6-9:30 pm, including the Academy Café, The Terrace (located in the West Garden), and convenient food cart in the front lobby.

Enjoy a new seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar, designed by resident mixologist Shane McKnight. Plus, enjoy a weekly menu of beer, wine, and spirits.

Join The Hive

Join The Hive

Interested in a NightLife season pass? Join the Hive—the Academy's exclusive membership for ages 21–40. Perks include a ticket to Party After Dark, and more!

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NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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