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Color of Life NightLife
There’s more to color than meets the eye—see why in the Academy’s brand new, eye-popping exhibit Color of Life.
Come decked out in your favorite colors (the brighter the better!) and discover a world of dazzling live animals and shimmering scientific specimens.
Take a cue from nature and learn how animals use color to communicate, attract, and repel mates.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Talks on Color (African Hall)
7:30 pm, Learn about botanic color and the differences between natural dyes and synthetic dyes in the garment industry with a presentation by Rebecca Burgess, founder of Fibershed.
8:00 pm, Learn how our brains associate colors with specific numbers and letters through experience during a talk by Bryan Alvarez of UC Berkeley and Lauren Traetto.
Late Nite Art (Children’s Gallery)
8:00 & 9:00 pm, Join Oakland’s Late Nite Art and make a new friend while participating in a large-scale group art experience.
Check out a display of naturally dyed textiles while picking up tips during an indigo dye demonstration with Fibershed.
Want a world of color you can carry in your pocket? Head to the Piazza to create your own kaleidoscope with Green Art Workshop.
Color Adaptations (Project Lab)
6:30-9:00 pm, Check out color adaptations in amphibians and reptiles with UC Berkeley’s Alex Krohn and Karina Klonoski.
Whales Exhibit (Level 2)
6:00-9:30 pm, Marvel at colossal whale skeletons in the Academy’s exhibit Whales: Giants of the Deep.
Music in the Piazza (Level 1)
6:00-10:00 pm, Get down island style with DJ Mark Gorney, who will spin “vintage tropical 45’s.”
Food & Drink
A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace located in the West Garden, 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.
6:00-7:45 pm, Osher Rainforest—explore a lush, four-story rainforest that's teeming with life.
Note: Planetarium passes are distributed to visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
Take a tour of the Universe with a sprinkling of the hottest news stories from astronomy and the space sciences!
Upcoming NightLife Events
Get to know the wolf, one of North America’s most iconic terrestrial mammals and important predators.
Hear thrilling tales of how scientists go to great lengths to get answers to their questions.
Join us for an evening exploring the science of gray whales and their annual 10,000-mile journey.