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Thank you for your interest in Holiday Night at the Academy! This event has now reached capacity and tickets are no longer available.

Please join us throughout the holidays, especially during Member Hour on Sundays from 10-11 am and Tuesdays from 8:30-9:30 am, and during extended hours:

  • December 25 (Christmas Day): 11 am – 5 pm
  • December 26: 8:30 am – 6 pm (8:30- 9:30 am member hour)
  • December 27 – 30: 9:30 am – 6 pm

Enjoy special programming just for members:

  • Ice skate in the all-new East Garden holiday ice rink ($10)
  • ​Decorate cookies in The Terrace ($5)
  • Get artistic with illustrator Alexander Vidal, creator of the delightful murals in Curiosity Grove and ‘Tis the Season for Science
  • Hear our scientists and curators report back on findings from their recent expedition to Malaysia
  • Listen to the festive sounds of The Hornmen
  • Take an extra 10% off in our retail stores
  • Enjoy a special Member Night menu in the Academy Cafe—including the Impossible Burger!
  • And more!
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Event Schedule

6, 7, and 8 pm:
Ice skating sessions, East Garden ($10; see event RSVP confirmation email for ticket reservation link)​​
“Tour of the Night Sky,” Planetarium

6-8:30 pm:
Discovery Tide Pool, Steinhart Aquarium

6-9 pm:
Coloring, Project Lab
Cookie Decorating, The Terrace ($5)

6 pm:
Art with Alexander Vidal, Curiosity Grove

6:15, 7:15, and 8:15 pm:
“Solar System Safari,” Hohfeld Hall

7 pm:
Member Talk: Malaysia Expedition, African Hall

7:30 pm:
Santa Dive, Coral Reef

8-8:30 pm:
The Hornmen, Piazza

The rainforest closes at 8 pm; last entry at 7:30.
Last hot food service in the Academy Café at 8:30 pm.

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