• 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

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.

October 6th at 6:00 pm

Get ready for an evening of sparkling, shimmering science with the new Gems and Minerals exhibit.

October 13th at 6:00 pm

NightLife LIVE performances by Dan Deacon and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, presented by Treasure Island Music Festival

October 20th at 6:00 pm

Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife hosts an evening of yoga inside the greenest museum on the plane

October 27th at 6:00 pm

The creatures come out at night as NightLife joins forces with the Bay Area Science Festival!

November 3rd at 6:00 pm

Explore the weird, strange and downright mind blowing side to science as NightLife partners up with Wonderfest.

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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