• NightLife illustration
    Artwork by Nigel Sussman
  • 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. 

Explore a unique theme each week and after-hours access to all Academy exhibits—all with a single ticket. 

Please Note: There will be no NightLife event on April 27th as we celebrate the Academy's annual gala fundraiser at Big Bang: Party After Dark! Learn more here

Upcoming Events

March 30th at 6:00 pm

Check out the best of the Academy with behind-the-scenes science in the world's greenest museum.

April 6th at 6:00 pm

Show us yours and we’ll show you ours—collections that is! This week, NightLife salutes the art of collecting.

April 13th at 6:00 pm

Get straight up spacey this week as NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin. Music by Space Cowboys.

April 20th at 6:00 pm

Get your late night science fix with a celebration of the best of the Academy.

NightLife Artist Spotlight

NightLife Artist Spotlight

Meet Bay Area artist Nigel Sussman and learn about the (wild) inspiration behind his commissioned NightLife illustration.

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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