Looking for a one-of-a-kind space to throw a party? Book the NightLife Private Lounge.
Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails as you set out with friends on a journey to the stars and the depths of the sea. Featuring a new theme each week, after-hours access to all exhibits, and special programming, NightLife is your ticket to the nocturnal side of the Academy.
*Guarantee your seat under the stars! Reserve a Planetarium Pass to select your showtime in advance. Optional, but recommended. $3 per pass. Available online only.
Tonight is a #TBT of epic proportions: Celebrate 10 years of the Academy's new building in Golden Gate Park!
It’s that time of year—when toothy sharks and thirsty humans unite for a salute to brews with an aquatic twist.
Close out your San Francisco summer with the final NightLife LIVE performance of the year from Kevin Morby.
Explore the mysteries beyond our solar system with a night dedicated to the search for extraterrestrials.
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, The Terrace (located in the West Garden), and convenient food cart 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 exclusive membership for ages 21–40. Perks include a ticket to Party After Dark, and more!