• 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 event on December 15, 22, and 29. Happy Holidays!

Upcoming Events

December 8th at 6:00 pm

’Tis the season to stuff those stockings and shop locally with a merry marketplace curated by SF Bazaar.

January 5th at 6:00 pm

Back by popular demand: NightLife is serving up a host of how-to workshops, demos, and more! 

January 12th at 6:00 pm

Put down the button mushrooms and discover fungi’s true potential!

January 19th at 6:00 pm

Laugh your face off as SF Sketchfest takes over the museum for a knee-slapping night.

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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Thanks to our sponsors

NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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