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Animal Behavior NightLife
Join us and a few of our furry, scaly, and feathered friends for a night all about animal behavior.
DJ set by Masha Martinovic
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- At 7pm, Catch a live talk from professor Kristina M. Horback (UC Davis) on applied Ethology and what makes animals behave the way they do.
- At 8pm, Enjoy CatVideoFest, the offline celebration of online cat videos, curated by filmmaker Will Braden, the creator of Henri, Le Chat Noir.
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Experience: Wild Immersion VR
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Check out the world’s first “Virtual Reserve” with a stunning VR experience provided by Wild Immersion.
Animal Behavior Showcase
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Play interactive games and chat with researchers from Stanford about everything from brain cognition in animals to baleen whale feeding habits.
- Last entry for the Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
- Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal craft cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
- Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Planetarium passes are required for the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm shows.
- Passes are $3 each and may be purchased online or at the ticket window. Since shows do sell out, we always recommend buying in advance.
- The 6:30 pm live show is always free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Please arrive at the planetarium 15 minutes before your ticketed showtime for seating. We run a tight spaceship!
FOOD & DRINK
- A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
- Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!
All bars accept cash and credit cards.
Explore the skies of the current season over San Francisco, from sunset to sunrise the next morning.
Discover how life is connected in Habitat Earth, our original planetarium show.
Upcoming NightLife Events
Get a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the Academy’s latest show, Expedition Reef.
Virtual NightLife is going to space! Join us for Vol. 6, when we’ll be mixing cosmos with the cosmos.