Ice rink at night
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Members: $12; Non-Members: $15
New! Planetarium Pass Reservations: $3 (more info)
21+ with ID

Music by DJ Nina Tarr

NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science in the greenest museum on the planet. Catch some of your old planetarium show favorites with #TBT screenings in the Morrison Planetarium.

Catch an after hours dive show from the underwater biology team and learn more about all it takes to keep the world's deepest coral reef tank flourishing.

Plus, head outside for a little winter, Bay Area-style, by taking a lap around our festive outdoor ice rink, donned with extra disco sparkle just for NightLife.

Please note: tickets for the holiday ice rink are $10 per person (including skate rental) and are not included in general NightLife admission.

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NIGHTLIFE TIPS

  • Hurry! Last entry for our Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
  • 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.

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PLANETARIUM PASSES

  • With Planetarium Pass Reservations, you can select your showtime in advance and guarantee your seat under the stars. $3; optional, but recommended. Available online only.
  • Free passes will still be available onsite at the Planetarium kiosk on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early for your best chance to obtain a free pass.

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FOOD & DRINK

  • A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace Bar and Restaurant, 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.

 

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Upcoming NightLife Events

November 29th at 6:00 pm

Get your science fix on the museum floor then head outside to activate your endorphins on our Holiday Ice Rink!

December 6th at 6:00 pm

Channel your inner Jedi during an evening of galactic entertainment inspired by a galaxy far, far away.

December 13th at 6:00 pm

’Tis the season to stuff those stockings and shop locally with a merry marketplace curated by SF Bazaar.