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Holiday Bazaar NightLife
Generously Supported by: First Tech Federal Credit Union
Music by DJ BAD DJ
‘Tis the season for parties and festivities, including NightLife’s annual holiday bazaar!
African Hall & Project Lab
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Shop a marketplace of gift-worthy treasures from dozens of local makers and merchants, all curated by SF Bazaar, featuring:
- Aqua Cherry
- Mined Jewels
- Bernal Burrow
- Bloody Girl Gang
- Blue Nectar Soaps
- Bottle of Clouds
- Brigadeiro Sprinkles
- Casey Girard
- Clay Wrangler
- Clever Hands
- Cody Vrosh & Binary Winter Press
- Cotton Crustacean
- Curio Tales
- Diamond L Leatherworks
- Experience Matters Design
- Fabula Tea
- Ginkgo Seed
- Golden Rows Gardens
- Granny Panty Designs
- Heavenly Soap Company
- Iris Willow Jewelry
- Julems Ceramics
- Kotas Kreations
- Mamas y Papas
- Maureen Shields
- Maya Bauman Design
- Mayumix Botanical Design
- Nous Savons
- Ounce Cookies
- Pretty Fun Jewelry
- Recover Your Thoughts
- S for Sparkle
- Slow Moon Rise
- Tina Fossella Pottery
- Tung Design and Manufacture
- 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.
Join our planetarium presenter on a live exploration of the night sky above our planet's chilly poles.
Journey through our solar system, guided by Tom Hanks.
Upcoming ticketed museum events
Explore the Academy at night and celebrate SF Pride with pop-up performances featuring the Rice Rockettes!
See what’s revealed once the sun goes down and explore the nocturnal side of the Academy. For adults 21+.
Explore the nocturnal side of the Academy and see what makes the museum at night different.
Explore the Academy at night alongside nearly 40,000 live animals. For adults 21+.
Upcoming free virtual events
Tune in for a session dedicated to some of the unique wildlife & ecosystems of Australia.
Celebrate Pride Month with a NightSchool featuring scientists whose queer perspectives are driving new science.
In nature, color is way more than just an aesthetic—learn how it affects the life cycles of countless species.