• Fanciful illustration of NightLife guests and Academy animals by artist Lydia Ortiz
    Illustration by Lydia Ortiz
  • Trex
    Photo by Tim Williamson
  • coral reef
    Photo by Milan Bhatt
  • Rainforest
    Photo by Tim Williamson
  • Hot Flash Heat Wave
    Photo By John Hartsfield
  • Amazon exhibit
    Photo by Milan Bhatt
  • Project Lab
    Photo by Jason Mongue
  • live painting
    Photo by Jason Mongue
  • See science differently at NightLife, every Thursday at the Academy from 6-10 pm. For adults 21 and up.
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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.

Learn more about the Academy's response to COVID-19, and explore how you can enjoy Academy science from home.

Upcoming Events

August 13th at 7:00 pm

Learn about the indigenous system of navigation and orientation at sea from Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i.

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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