sustainable catch

Members $10, Non-Members $12.  21+ event, ID required for entry.

Discover the science behind your sushi as NightLife dives into the world of sustainable seafood—above and below water!


Chef Demos (East Garden)
Join chefs from some of the Bay Area’s hottest restaurants for cooking demonstrations including:
7:30 pm, Twenty Five Lusk
8:15 pm, Fog Harbor
9:00 pm,  La Mar

Interactive Surfboard Challenge (Coral Reef / Lower Level)
6:00-10:00 pm, Test your balance while surfing through a simulated fish tank with “Datasurf,” an interactive surfboard challenge.

Sea Shantys & Ocean Conservationists (African Hall)
6:00-10:00 pm, Learn how to responsibly enjoy the bounty of the sea with Sea Forager (while singing a sea shanty or two!), hear how FishWise helps your favorite restaurants source the most sustainable seafood possible, and learn about the role that sustainability plays in ocean conservation from Real Good Fish and SF Bay Area Sustainable Seafood Alliance.

Music & NBA Playoff Viewing (Piazza)
6:00-10:00 pm, Groove to the tropical beats of the Elbo Room’s Tormenta Tropical DJs (Deejay Theory & Oro11) and cheer on the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs! 

Food & Drink
A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace located in the West Garden, 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.

Exhibit Times
6:00-7:45 pm, Osher Rainforest—explore a lush, four-story rainforest that's teeming with life.

Note: Planetarium passes are distributed to visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.


Planetarium Shows

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Discover how life is connected in Habitat Earth, our latest original planetarium show.

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Upcoming NightLife Events

October 29th at 7:00 pm

Curious spirits, awaken! The creatures come out for a spine-tingling night of science, death, and drag.