Illusions

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

What is real and what is an illusion? Challenge your perceptions this week as NightLife explores the science of perspective.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Magic and Mysteries Hall
(African Hall)

6:00 - 10:00pm, Outerbody Labs
Find your way through a maze of the mind in Outerbody Labs virtual reality maze.

8:00pm & 9:00pm, Dan Chan Master Magician Double Feature Performances
First, Be wowed with a barrage of magic, comedy and tricks of the magic trade in Dan's famous variety show.

Then at 9:00pm, Dan will follow up with a special performance of "Mysteries of the Mind," a show that tests your limits and perceptions of reality.

Illusive Lab
(Project Lab)
6:00 - 10:00pm

Think tricks of the mind are only for humans? Think again as Academy fish expert Dave Catania shows off awe-inspiring fish specimens that illustrate impressive uses of illusion.

DJ Professor Bang is"Putting the Ill back in Illusion" in the Coral Reef.

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.

Music

Planetarium Shows

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

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

6:30 pm

Explore a mind-bending exposé of how our eyes, brains, and even the Universe itself, may be deceiving us.

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