Mind and Body

Feed your mind and body this week as NightLife brings you the best in wellness and mental stimulation.


Raw Food Demos & Cannabis Oils (African Hall)

  • 7:00 pm, Stretch the mind while picking up cooking tips during a raw food demo by Ayurvedic Health. Plus, take home your very own culinary creations!
  • 8:00 pm, Learn how high-quality cannabis oils are used to naturally treat cancer, PTSD, and more with Constance Pure Botanical Extracts.

Yoga Workshop (Piazza)

  • 7:30 pm, Breathe deep during a pop-up yoga workshop led by Jenn Perell of Live Weal, accompanied by the chill beats of DJ HyFi. *A limited amount of yoga mats will be provided, we encourage you to bring your own.


Wellness Snacks (Swamp)

  • 6:00-9:00 pm, Nosh on healthy snacks from Whole Foods (and others!) while sipping on a craft cocktail.

Music by DJ Britt Govea of (((FolkYEAH!))).

Note: NightLife planetarium passes are distributed to visitors on a first-come first-served basis.

Food & Drink:

A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6-9:30pm, including The Terrace and pop-up cafe 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!

Note: All bars accept cash and credit cards.

Exhibit Times:

  • 6:00-7:45 pm, Osher Rainforest—a lush, four-story rainforest that's teeming with life.

NightLife VIP Tour, Private Lounge, & Group Bookings:


Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm

Join Josh Roberts for a tour of the trials, technology, and tribulations that are part of life beyond Earth.

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

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

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Upcoming events

June 13th at 6:00 pm

Honor Black contributions to global dance with a special Juneteenth edition of the Make History dance battle.

June 20th at 6:00 pm

Inked is back at NightLife! Explore the wonders of ink from cephalopods to live tattoos–yes, the real kind!

June 27th at 6:00 pm

Celebrate LGBTQ+ pride with a night dedicated to community, activism & joy. Featuring drag by Oaklash.

July 11th at 6:00 pm

Gear up for the first ever NightLifeCon! Featuring all things anime, comics, and sci-fi.

July 25th at 6:00 pm

Explore the Academy at night alongside nearly 60,000 live animals.