Holiday Bazaar NightLife

The season of celebration is upon us! Get into the giving spirit with the return of NightLife’s annual Holiday Bazaar, featuring a merry marketplace packed to the brim with gift-worthy wares from over 30 local makers and merchants, all curated by SF Bazaar. Find a little something for every person on your list at this one-stop holiday shop featuring a selection of handmade jewelry, original artwork, ceramics and pottery, apothecary products, and more. Bay Area favorite San Franpsycho will be onsite live screen-printing an exclusive NightLife x Holiday Bazaar design, available for purchase for those who want a one-of-a-kind souvenir.

Plus, take a tour of the Polar Night Sky during a special presentation in the planetarium at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

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A few don't-miss NightLife details:

  • To help keep guests safe and ensure everyone has plenty of room to roam, NightLife will be limiting capacity and have timed-entry tickets.
  • Last entry into the rainforest exhibit is 7:30 pm—our animals need their sleep.
  • Morrison Planetarium is now open at NightLife with 4 showtimes. To maximize staff and guest safety, planetarium passes are required and capacity is limited. Passes are available online in advance for an additional $5 while supplies last to reserve a seat at a 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, or 9:30 pm planetarium show. Please see our FAQ's for more details.

    Please note: 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 inside the planetarium, and masks must be worn properly at all times.

  • Food and beverages are available for purchase in the Academy Café and West Garden Terrace including a variety of grab-and-go options, craft cocktails, and more. All food and drink must be enjoyed outdoors.
  • Please embrace the Academy’s three favorite Ws: Wear a mask, Wash your hands, and Watch your distance. All guests will be required to wear a mask and social distancing will be enforced according to the latest public health and safety guidelines.
  • NightLife is adults-only for 21+
  • Still have Q’s? See our FAQ’s here.


Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Join our planetarium presenter on a live exploration of the night sky above our planet's chilly poles.

8:30 pm, 9:30 pm

Discover how a deeper understanding of Earth might help us spot other living worlds light-years away.

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Upcoming events

December 7th at 6:00 pm

Santa Claude is comin’ to town! Shop your heart away at our merry marketplace of gift-worthy treasures.

December 14th at 6:00 pm

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