• 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

October 29th at 7:00 pm

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

November 12th at 7:00 pm

Jellies have no hearts, brains, or lungs, and are made up of 95% water—how interesting can they be?

Private Lounge Rentals

Looking for a one-of-a-kind space to throw a party? Book the NightLife Private Lounge.

Group Tickets

Have a group of 10 or more? Check out our group rates.

Food & Drink

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.

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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