Looking for a one-of-a-kind space to throw a party? Book the NightLife Private Lounge.
Dear NightLife guests: The health and safety of our guests, staff, partners, and community always come first. In response to the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines from local and state public health authorities, the Academy is currently temporarily closed to the public, and NightLife events have been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back to the museum when it is safe to do so.
In the meantime, join our livestream on Thursday evenings! During Virtual NightLife events, we’ll bring you an eclectic mix of science, music, and art, and when NightSchool is in session, we’ll take deeper dives into a single science-related theme. Streaming Thursdays at 7 pm PDT on the Academy’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Recordings of all livestreams are also available on our YouTube channel.
Squee! Learn about the past and future of sea otters in the Bay and get a peek into the Mammalogy collections.
Have a group of 10 or more? Check out our group rates.
A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6-9:30 pm, including the Academy Café, and Academy Food Cart located in the front lobby.
Enjoy a new seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar, designed by resident mixologist Shane McKnight. Plus, enjoy a weekly menu of beer, wine, and spirits.
Interested in a NightLife season pass? Join the Hive—the Academy's excluive membership for ages 21-40. Perks include a ticket to Party After Dark, and more!