• 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.

Upcoming Events

June 2nd at 6:00 pm

Join us for NightLife’s first foray into the wonderful world of wine.

June 9th at 6:00 pm

Dive deep into the Academy’s groundbreaking new aquarium exhibit Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed.

June 16th at 6:00 pm

A NightLife LIVE summer music series event—performances by Lower Dens + Tamaryn, Presented by Noise Pop.

June 23rd at 6:00 pm

NightLife's annual salute to SF Pride with live drag show tribute to Bowie and Prince hosted by Heklina!

June 30th at 6:00 pm

Celebrate World Asteroid Day with an evening of space talks, space rocks, and out-of-this-world science.

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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