Members $10, Non-Members $12.
21+ event, ID required for entry.

Unleash your creative, crafty genius as NightLife partners with SF Bazaar to celebrate the art of crafts! 


Pop-Up Bazaar
(African Hall)

6:00-10:00 pm, Shop dozens of local makers at a pop-up bazaar—from tasteful takes on taxidermy by Bug Under Glass, Le Heart Design, and Sweaty Taxidermy, to one-of-a-kind jewelry from Batsu/Maru, Tessa Kemp Jewelry and The Latch Key, and hip apparel from Cotton Crustacean, STEMsocks, and more. Other vendors include Your Divine, ajk ceramic, Alice Frost, Bernal Burrow, Blue Nectar Soaps, Cuppa Fog, Dawn Kathryn Studio, Gneiss wood, Grits n' Hokum, Man Made Metal, Salamander Feltworks, Urblandish, and Cody Vrosh & Binary Winter Press.

Stamp Making
(Project Lab)

6:00-10:00 pm, Get crafty with stamp making demos by Makeshift Society's Jordan Kushins and Andy Wright.

DIY Crafts

6:00-10:00 pm, Practice a little DIY with Green Art Workshop and take a mini book workshop with GoGo Craft where you’ll learn how to make your own mini treasure with personalized cover art.

Music by DJs Sleazemore and Richie Panic of Lights Down Low.

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.

Exhibit Times
6:00-7:45 pm, Osher Rainforest—explore a lush, four-story rainforest that's teeming with life.

6:00-9:30 pm, Marvel at colossal whale skeletons in Whales: Giants of the Deep

6:00-10:00 pm, Discover a world of dazzling live animals and shimmering scientific specimens in Color of Life

Please Be Advised

  • 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.


Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm

Take a look at the current state of space travel and what the next few decades hold in store.

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Discover how life is connected in Habitat Earth, our latest original planetarium show.

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Upcoming NightLife Events

December 7th at 6:00 pm

Channel your inner Jedi during an evening of galactic entertainment inspired by a galaxy far, far away.

December 14th at 6:00 pm

’Tis the season to stuff those stockings and shop locally with a merry marketplace curated by SF Bazaar.

January 11th at 6:00 pm

Put down the button mushrooms and discover fungi’s true potential!

January 18th at 6:00 pm

Laugh your face off as SF Sketchfest takes over the museum for a knee-slapping night.

NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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