Carnaval SF
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Check out the NightLife x Carnaval SF Mixtape presented by the Academy's own CONCIENCIA on the NightLife Spotify page.

Carnaval SF is taking over NightLife! Join our colorful celebration of music, dance, and artistry from Latin American, Caribbean, and Afrodiasporic cultures. Experience the joy of Carnaval throughout the museum with live dance performances, a pop-up mercado (marketplace), and more!

Music

La Bendición - Kick off the celebration before you even get inside with opening ceremonies and performances
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La Bendición
Front Concourse
Kick off the celebration before you even get inside with opening ceremonies and performances, featuring:

La Plaza - Join the party with a non-stop showcase of dance and live music
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La Plaza
Piazza
Join the party with a non-stop showcase of dance and live music*, featuring:

*Schedule is subject to change

El Mercado - Peruse our pop-up mercado (marketplace) and an assortment of hand-made goods, from jewelry to candles.
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El Mercado
Swamp & Grand Hall
6 - 10 PM

Peruse our pop-up mercado (marketplace) and an assortment of hand-made goods, from jewelry to candles. Featuring local vendors:

The Menu - Drinks and Bites from Liquid Happiness and Chef Rob
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The Menu
Drinks and Bites from Liquid Happiness and Chef Rob

In The Academy Cafe:

  • TBD

At Curiosity Grove:

  • TBD

At The Swamp & Aquarium Bars:

  • Sambódromo - Tequila, lime, agave, mango puree, triple sec
A few don't-miss NightLife details:
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  • NightLife is for adults 21+ only. Valid, physical photo ID required.
  • Last entry into Osher Rainforest is 7:30 pm — our animals need their sleep.
  • Gems and Minerals Unearthed opens to the public at 8:30 pm. It is reserved for NightLife Plus guests from 6 - 8:30 pm.
  • Morrison Planetarium passes are available online in advance for $5 each while supplies last. Showtimes are 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm. A limited number of standby seats will be available for all showtimes as space allows on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in Osher Rainforest, Morrison Planetarium, or the Swamp.
  • While not required, we encourage all guests to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations and to mask up indoors. If you’re feeling sick or have been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 or another respiratory virus, please visit another time. View our health and safety page.
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Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Explore the immense scale of the known Universe in this live presentation that leaves Earth far behind.

8:30 pm, 9:30 pm

Unlock the secrets of space through Chile's epic mountain observatories. Capacity is extremely limited!

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Upcoming events

May 30th at 6:00 pm

Calling all creatures of the night! Explore the Academy's nocturnal side. Sounds by: DJ Mark Maiden.

June 6th at 6:00 pm

We’re bringing the spice at our hottest event of the year. Hear from spicy savants, sample fiery foods, & more.

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