In Motion

Members $10, Non-Members $12.
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This week, NightLife explores the science of movement—and what better way to celebrate beauty in motion than a performance from the world-renowned Alonzo King LINES Ballet?


Alonzo King LINES Ballet Performance

7:30 & 8:30 pm, Catch a close-up peek at the company’s newest ballet Biophony, which pairs classic movement with real animal sounds recorded all over the world. Called "riveting" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Biophony is Alonzo King's newest work in collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford.

Dance Workshops with LINES Dance Center
(African Hall)

7:00 & 9:00 pm, Learn hip hop with Jessica Recinos
8:00 pm, "You're Already Dancing: How to turn everyday movement into dance" with Jenni Bregman

"Mix & Match Marionettes" Craft

6:00-10:00 pm, Play with "cut-up" and collage techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind hybrid dancers with Green Art Workshop!

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.

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


  • 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.


Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm

Throughout time, humans have been awed when the Sun went dark or the moon turned a sunset red.

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

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

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Upcoming NightLife Events

January 30th at 6:00 pm

Join us for how-to, hands-on demos and workshops to help you learn useful crafts and skills for adulting.

February 6th at 6:00 pm

Wake up and smell the coffee (& chocolate!) at NightLife's tribute to the Bay Area's favorite way to get buzzed.

February 13th at 6:00 pm

NightLife partners with SF Beer Week for a hopping evening of tasty local brews. Cheers!

February 20th at 6:00 pm

Explore the science of sound and kick off Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival with a DJ set by Washed Out + more!