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Feel the Force NightLife
Channel your inner Jedi during an evening of galactic entertainment inspired by a galaxy far, far away.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
From 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Step into a snowy silent disco conducted by the young Jedi, DJ King Most.
From 8:45 - 9:45pm, Return to the snowy planet to grab a drink and catch an otherworldly performance by Monster Rally, whose music is described by Pitchfork as “pure, distilled escapism: 42 straight minutes of somewhere else”.
6:30, 8:30, & 9:30 PM
- Get into character and see if you have what it takes to stop the empire with lightsaber workshops presented by the Saber Guild.
7:00 & 8:00 PM
- Prepare to be wowed by epic lightsaber duels presented by the Golden Gate Knights.
6 - 10pm
- Learn about the real-life force and chat intergalactic physics with researchers from WIPAA (Women in Physics and Astronomy) and SFSU. Plus check out all new books from Insight Editions featuring all your favorite characters from the Empire and the Rebellion.
Phillipine Coral Reef
6 - 10pm
- Grab a cocktail and descend into the underwater city for a set by Make it Funky DJs.
Light and Dark
6 - 10pm
Come in costume and take photos with costume clubs roaming around the building throughout the night including:
Please note: This event often sells out. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
COSTUME AND MASK POLICY
Event attendees are encouraged to dress in costumes for this event. For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, please keep these guidelines in mind:
- Costumes should not be obstructive, offensive or violent in nature.
- For the safety of all visitors, we ask that guests refrain from wearing masks or other items which obscure the face.
- Costumes should not contain sharp or pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike guests or exhibits.
- Costumes should not contain any elements which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
- The California Academy of Sciences reserves the right to turn away any guest with a costume that we deem offensive or unsafe.
- 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.
This event is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd.
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