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 1st at 6:00 pm

What’s the story? Hear firsthand how diverse lived experiences shape our life paths and nurture connections.

June 8th at 6:00 pm

Will you go to prom with us? Dust off your best prom look and shell-ebrate the return of Under the Sea Prom.

June 15th at 6:00 pm

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

June 22nd at 6:00 pm

Kick off SF Pride in style at NightLife! Featuring fierce performances by Oaklash & so much more.

June 29th at 6:00 pm

What's gender got to do with it? More than you think. Hear how scientists defy gender barriers to create change.

July 6th at 6:00 pm

See what’s revealed once the sun goes down and explore the nocturnal side of the Academy.