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  • Party After Dark
  • Party After Dark
  • Party After Dark
  • Party After Dark
  • Party After Dark
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Thank you for another record-breaking party! We look forward to seeing you next year. 

Party After Dark is presented by The Hive: The Academy’s membership group for science enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s. Join today and receive a complimentary VIP ticket and expedited entry into Party After Dark.

Entertainment

Grammy-winning musician T-Pain pictured with his logo

T-Pain

The Hive is proud to welcome two-time Grammy winner and hip-hop visionary T-Pain to the Party After Dark main stage. The artist behind triple-platinum party-anthem-to-end-all-party-anthems, "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')," is currently working on his fifth album, "Stoicville: The Phoenix."     

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A couple lounging on a blue banquette in the Party After Dark VIP Lounge

New! VIP Lounge

Amplify your evening in our new VIP Lounge. Featuring beats by Booty Bassment, a fabulous surprise hostess, a private open bar, and exclusive complimentary treats. Private tables and bottle service packages available now!

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Topher White installing a solar-powered listening device in the forest canopy

Topher White

Topher White is the founder of Rainforest Connection, a startup which converts recycled cellphones into solar-powered listening devices to monitor and protect remote areas of the rainforest from illegal logging and poaching operations.

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A multicolored ball pit

New! Adult Playground

Embrace your inner child at a playground just for grown-ups. Try your hand at giant lawn games, enjoy a frozen treat from an ice cream truck, and ham it up in our ball pit photo booth.

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A colorful still from Vortex 2.0 inside the Morrison Planetarium

Vortex 2.0

Catch a screening of Vortex 2.0, an art and music experience in the world's largest all-digital dome. Featuring new work from artists Bedtimes (with music by Shigeto), Chase Hochstatter, Peter Clark, Chris Bjerre, Can Buyukberber, and Obscura.

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A couple smooches in front of the jellyfish tank as they groove to the silent disco

Silent Disco in the Aquarium

Coral reefs are the best place to rock out. Get your groove on alongside thousands of tropical fish at a silent disco in the Steinhart Aquarium.

More surprises to be announced—check back soon!

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Party After Dark and Big Bang Gala ticket sales help the Academy share its mission to explore, explain, and sustain life with 1.5 million visitors each year.

 

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Generously supported by:

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Thanks to our media sponsors:

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Thanks to our in-kind sponsors:

Ballast Point Brewing Company
Diageo
Korbel California Champagne
Rodney Strong Vineyards

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