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How-To: Fermentation NightLife
We’re breaking down the science of fermentation, showing you the chemical magic behind cider, mead, cheese, and everything in between.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- 7:00 pm, Make your own golden mead with JCCSF.
- 7:30 pm, Catch a delicious sauerkraut demo from cookbook author Karen Solomon—fermentation, pickling, and jarring expert.
- 8:00 pm, Pick up cider how-to's with Tim Godfrey, head cider maker at Golden State Cider.
- 8:30 pm, Learn how fermented root veggies can be used to create delicious cocktails and appetizers with the talented chefs and bar lead at The Alembic.
(East Pavilion @ Science Today)
- 7:15 pm, Learn the process and origins of the traditional Chinese drink - Kombucha, then try a sample of Health Ade Kombucha.
- 8:15 pm, Catch a demo from the Japanese fermented foods experts at Aeden.
Fermented Foods Lab
- Learn how yeast and fungus make your cheese, tempeh, and pickles so delicious with The San Francisco Microscopical Society.
- Check out an active yeast demo from Stanford graduate student, Ryan Kellog.
- Taste the final fermented product of Health Ade Kombucha and fermented apple and honey from JCCSF's "Delight-catessen."
Music by DJ Mawkus
- The Academy's Osher Rainforest will be closed for updates from September 5-October 12, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience. The rainforest will re-open on October 13 with a brand new, immersive cave experience and many more exciting updates.
- Hurry! Last entry for our 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 cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
- Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Programming schedule and lineup subject to change.
- Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.
FOOD & DRINK
- A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace, 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.
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Upcoming NightLife Events
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NightLife celebrates National Women’s History Month with a spotlight on women in science from around the Bay.