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NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6:00 - 9:30pm
-----> Learn about the fascinating and complex world of ants with entomologists from the Academy’s Ant Lab.
-----> Put your noggin to the test—and all that you’ve learned at the Academy—with science & music inspired trivia rounds by Brainstormer.
- 7:00pm - I Want to Rock
- 8:00pm - Heavy Metal
- 9:00pm - Space Jams
Adult Chemistry: Where Beer Meets Wine
6:00pm - 9:30pm
-----> Prefer science you can eat and drink? Head outside to The Terrace Restaurant & Bar for NightLife's food and drink experience, “Adult Chemistry”— featuring Calicraft Brewing Company.
- 7:30 & 8:30pm - Owner and master brewer Blaine Landberg will talk about the complexities of Calicraft’s wine-inspired sparkling ales.
- 6:00 - 9:30pm - Don’t forget to bring your appetite—The Terrace will also be preparing a whole roasted suckling pig to enjoy with your ales tasting.
*Set of 3 CaliCraft 5oz pours for $18; Tasting menu sold separately.
Music by DJ Loco
- The Academy's Osher Rainforest will be closed for updates beginning September 5th and re-opening for NightLife on 10/12 with a brand new, immersive cave experience and many more exciting updates.
- Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
- Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Programming lineup subject to change.
- Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.
FOOD & DRINK
- A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6 – 9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace, 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.
Upcoming NightLife Events
It’s that time of year—when toothy sharks and thirsty humans unite for a salute to brews with an aquatic twist.
The NightLife LIVE season comes to a close with a dreamy, fuzzed out performance from DIIV and Black Marble.
Explore the mysteries beyond our solar system with a night dedicated to the search for extraterrestrials.
The creatures come out at NightLife when the Academy transforms into a spine-tingling tribute to '80s horror.
NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.