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NightLife Admission: $15 ($12 Academy members)
Planetarium Passes: $3
21+ with ID.

Rainforest dome access until 7:45 pm. Planetarium passes available for purchase.

Select events subject to premier pricing: $22 ($18 Academy members).

DJ Set by King Most

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Totes MaGOATS
West Garden
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Head outside to the West Garden to meet some grazing goats from Goatlandia, a farm animal sanctuary and rescue that focuses on sustainable landscaping practices and eco-farming, and Little Explorers’ friendly, rambunctious goats.

Science of Chèvre​​​​​​​
Project Lab
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Check out some rarely seen goat specimens from the Academy’s collection while tasting some delicious goat cheese samples from Toluma Farms and Cypress Grove.

City Nature Challenge
East Pavilion
6:00 - 10:00 PM
When it comes to logging nature observations, the Bay Area is the GOAT—at least for now. Join us for the kick off to City Nature Challenge 2019 and learn how you can get involved by documenting nature in your urban environment and helping San Francisco hold onto the CNC title.

Dino Nights
East Garden
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Head outside for an encounter with life-size dinosaurs that ruled the Earth millions of years ago.

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NIGHTLIFE TIPS

  • 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.

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PLANETARIUM PASSES

  • 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 recommend buying in advance.
  • The 6:30 pm live show is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Planetarium shows start on time! Please arrive 15 minutes before your ticketed showtime for dome entry. Late seating is not permitted.

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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.

Music

Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm

Take a tour of the Universe with a sprinkling of the hottest news stories from astronomy and the space sciences!

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Journey through the San Andreas fault, delve into Earth's core & explore the seismic science of earthquakes.

9:30 pm

Explore the immense scale of the known Universe in this live presentation that leaves Earth far behind.

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Upcoming NightLife Events

August 1st at 6:00 pm

Explore the cutting-edge and eco-friendly ways that transportation is rapidly evolving. Presented by Cruise.

August 8th at 6:00 pm

The Marías perform at our 2nd installment of NightLife LIVE, in Partnership with Outside Lands Music Festival.

August 15th at 6:00 pm

Tune out of the digital world & join us for an experimental, phone-free night dedicated to life in the analog.

August 22nd at 6:00 pm

Join us and a few of our furry, scaly, and feathered friends for a night all about animal behavior.