• nightlife neon sign
  • nightlife performer dancing in front of audience
  • nightlife attendees viewing jellyfish
  • nightlife attendees dancing and laughing
  • nightlife attendees looking at exhibit
  • nightlife attendees viewing aquarium
  • nightlife scientist speaking to audience
  • nightlife attendees talking and laughing
  • nightlife attendees playing video games
  • nightlife attendees talking and laughing
0

Calling all creatures of the night: reserve your NightLife tickets in advance and see what’s revealed once the sun goes down. Reconnect with favorite faces (we’re looking at you, Claude!) while exploring new and familiar spaces. With nearly 40,000 live animals, an aquarium, planetarium, and four-story indoor rainforest—plus food and drink available for purchase—your night is sure to be wild. For adults 21+.

Can’t attend in person? NightSchool is still in session! Join us virtually via YouTube or Facebook for an eclectic mix of science and culture. Streaming live monthly (and available as recordings afterwards) on the Academy’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Ticketed museum events

February 9th at 6:00 pm

Explore the Academy at night alongside nearly 40,000 live animals.

February 16th at 6:00 pm

Live music + live science is always a win—get your fill of both at the official Noise Pop Music Fest pre-party.

February 23rd at 6:00 pm

Do androids dream of electric penguins? Expand your mind with a night of futuristic art and science.

March 2nd at 6:00 pm

See what’s revealed once the sun goes down and explore the nocturnal side of the Academy.

March 9th at 6:00 pm

They broke rules, stereotypes, & glass ceilings. Meet the fearless scientists who challenged the status quo.

March 16th at 6:00 pm

Explore the nocturnal side of the Academy and see what makes the museum at night different.

Get NightLife emails

Delightful NightLife news, delivered weekly.