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NightLife is 21+ with ID. Last entry to rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Planetarium passes available for purchase online. Member discount applied after login.

SF Sketchfest is back at NightLife for a knee-slapping night of creatures, cocktails, and comedy as part of the 19th Annual SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival.

Music by New Wave City

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Paul F. Tompkins Hogs The Covers
Piazza
6:30 - 7:30 PM

8:30 - 9:30 PM

Comedy Psychos
African Hall
7:00 - 8:15 PM

This Week In Science Podcast
Science Today
8:00 - 9:00 PM

  • Grab a seat for a live recording of “This Week in Science”, the science and technology radio show that delivers an irreverent look at the week in science and technology.

Sketchfest Standup Showcase
African Hall
8:45 - 9:45 PM

Fake Docent Tours
Aquarium
Times TBD

  • Take a tour of the Steinhart Aquarium with The Norwegians of Comedy, our guest docents who may or may not know what they are talking about.

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NIGHTLIFE TIPS

  • Last entry for the 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 craft cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
  • Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

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PLANETARIUM PASSES

  • Planetarium passes are required for the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm shows.
  • Passes are $5 each and may be purchased online or at the ticket window. Since shows do sell out, we always recommend buying in advance.
  • The 6:30 pm live show is always free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please arrive at the planetarium 15 minutes before your ticketed showtime for seating. We run a tight spaceship!

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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 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.

Music

Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm, 9:30 pm

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

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Lean back, gaze up, and laugh as THE MADS ("Mystery Science Theater 3000") riff on sci-fi film shorts.

Upcoming NightLife Events

March 12th at 6:00 pm

Spice up your NightLife with an evening dedicated to the cool science behind mild, medium & flaming hot peppers.

March 19th at 6:00 pm

Tune into NightLife when the museum transforms into a phone-free zone dedicated to life in the analog.

March 26th at 6:00 pm

NightLife shrinks you down to size with venomous animals to kick-off the opening of our new exhibit, Venom.

April 9th at 6:00 pm

You’re invited to have the time of your life at NightLife’s annual "Under the Sea" prom!