• 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.

Please Note: There will be no NightLife on April 28th. Join us for Big Bang: Party After Dark, the Academy's annual gala after-party. 

Upcoming Events

May 5th at 6:00 pm

Learn about the history & flavorful future of mezcal at NightLife’s spirit-focused celebration of Cinco de Mayo!

May 12th at 6:00 pm

Explore the origins of the universe, life and civilization with a thrilling line-up of talks by Wonderfest!

May 19th at 6:00 pm

NightLife’s summer music series returns for 2016! Outdoor performances by Chrome Sparks & Planet Booty.

May 26th at 6:00 pm

Everybody loves a good throwback, and this week, NightLife takes a trip to the ‘90s!

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 20's to 30's. Perks include a ticket to Party After Dark, and more!

Connect With NightLife

Thanks to our sponsors

NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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