BigPicture NightLife

Thu Jul 31, 2014
California Academy of Sciences
6-10 PM
Arts, City, Educational Event, Photographer
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DJ Set by Andy Cabic (Vetiver)


BigPicture Exhibit Opening in the Piazza (Level 1)
6:00-10:00 pm, This week, NightLife is all about our image. Be the first to peep the Academy’s first-ever major photography exhibit, BigPicture!

BigPicture 2014 Awards Ceremony in African Hall
(Level 1)
8:00 pm, Raise a glass to the best in nature and conservation photography at a special award ceremony for the Academy’s inaugural BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. See the award-winning work of world-class photographers and learn how they document some of the most captivating moments in life in an effort to snap “the perfect shot.” Awards ceremony hosted by world-renowned wildlife photographers Suzi Eszterhas & Ian Shive.

Photo Gear, Exhibits, & Crafts in the East Pavilion
(Level 1)

6:00-10:00 pm, Browse a pop-up photography show curated by Lexicon of Sustainability.

Plus, create your own conservation photography diorama with SCRAP SF and see how the future of aerial photography is advancing with toys and tips from DJI Innovations.

Since you’ll likely be inspired to pick up a camera, check out offerings from photo equipment rental site to get started.

Prefer to post up in front of the lens? Meet the social media-savvy photo pros from Social Print Studio and compete in a mobile photography competition. Then, take home your own photo momento with their live social media printer.

Fly Like a Bird in the Coral Reef (Lower Level / Aquarium)
6:00-10:00 pm, Get a bird's eye view, literally, with the Birdly installation and explore the experience of a bird in flight.

Automontage Imaging & Camera Hacks by the Project Lab (Level 1)
6:30-9:00 pm, Learn how to photograph specimens at incredibly high resolutions with Giga Macro.

Improve your photo skills with a camera-hacking workshop and marvel at antique cameras with the Academy’s resident photo guru Kathryn Whitney.

Skulls Exhibit in the Forum (Level 2)
6:00-9:30 pm, Get inside our heads with the Academy's jaw-dropping new exhibit Skulls, featuring over 600 dead heads and live, flesh-eating beetles.

21+ Event, ID required for entry.

Note: The 4-story Rainforest exhibit closes at 7:45pm and planetarium passes are distributed to visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.


  1. California Academy of Sciences
    55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA