• 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:
The Academy's planetarium will be closed for upgrades from September 6-October 20, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience. The planetarium will re-open on October 21 with an all-new projection system, providing a richer, more immersive experience inside one of the world’s largest all-digital planetarium domes.

Upcoming Events

August 25th at 6:00 pm

Salute the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with a celebration of centennial proportions!

September 1st at 6:00 pm

NightLife breaks down the science of fermentation—from beer to cheese and everything in between!

September 8th at 6:00 pm

NightLife LIVE performances by White Fence & The Tyde, presented by (((folkYEAH!))).

September 15th at 6:00 pm

One of the Academy’s most iconic residents is turning 21! Join us to celebrate Claude the albino alligator.

September 22nd at 6:00 pm

From Redwood to Tropical, fog filled to smoke filled, come to NightLife and explore all elements of Forests.

September 29th at 6:00 pm

It’s that time of year—when toothy sharks and thirsty humans unite for a salute to brews with an aquatic twist.

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!

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Thanks to our sponsors

NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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