• Rainforest exterior
  • Aquarium
  • Trex
  • Claude
  • mantis shrimp
  • Rainforest
  • Aquarium
  • sea urchin

Creatures of the night—the Academy has you covered. While we prepare to welcome you back to NightLife (in person) as soon as possible, you can join our livestreams 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 PT on the Academy’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Recordings of all livestreams are also available on our YouTube channel.

Ready for a non-nocturnal visit? You're in luck: The Academy is reopening soon! Members and donors will enjoy exclusive access from October 13-22, followed by the general public on October 23. Visit our reopening page for health and safety details, ticketing info, FAQs, and more. We'll see you soon!

Upcoming Events

December 3rd at 7:00 pm

Learn about mountain lions and bobcats, our fellow west coast residents, and the habitat they roam.

December 10th at 7:00 pm

Join us for a special virtual version of our annual Holiday Bazaar with nature- and science-inspired crafts.

Join The Hive

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!

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