Members $12, Non-Members $15.
21+ event, ID required for entry.

Join NightLife for an on-going event series that explores the brain and body with mind-expanding talks, cutting edge demos, and yoga sessions around the museum hosted by Yoga TreeYoga Works and Outdoor Yoga SF.

Silent Disco Yoga 
6:45 & 7:45pm (Limited headphones, Passes required)

------> Roll out your mat in the aquarium, either around the Philippine Coral Reef or in the groovy jellyfish-filled Water Planet, for “silent disco yoga” to a live DJ set.

Silent Disco Dance Session
(Coral Reef)
8:45 - 10:00pm (Limited Capacity)

------> Miss the Yoga or just want to groove with the fish? Grab a pair of headphones for an hour of good ol' fashioned Silent Disco Dance off.

Downward DJ Set
7:00 & 8:00pm (Drop in - No Passes required)

------> Practice your downward dog to a live DJ set from DJ Hyfi tuned to the moves from Yoga Tree instructor, Yvonne Kingsley.

Mind Body Ballet Connection
(Science Today, East Pavilion)

------> Hear a talk from SF Ballet's Supervising Physician Dr. Richard D. Gibbs as he explains the immense physical and mental work of a ballerina's daily life. Then, watch a live demonstration from some his students.

WITHIN Meditation
(East Pavilion)
6:30 & 8:30pm

------> Clear your mind with new meditation sessions led by WITHIN Meditation.

Tips & Tech
(Project Lab)
6:00 - 9:45pm

------> Check out the new sleek tech by Motiv designed to keep you motivated throughout the day.

Please note:

  • Yoga class capacity is limited in each location and entry is not guaranteed.
  • Aquarium classes require passes which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:30 pm on the front concourse.
  • Please bring your own yoga mat.

Brain & Body Series dates:

  • May 17th
  • September 20th
  • November 1st



  • Hurry! Last entry for our 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 cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
  • Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.



  • Earthquake exhibit is closed in preparation for an all new exhibit.
  • Please note—the Shake House will return in June with an all new look and feel!



  • Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.



  • 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.


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