Big Bang: Party After Dark

Thu Apr 28, 2016
California Academy of Sciences
8:30pm - 12midnight
Benefit, City, Museums
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Join us for San Francisco’s biggest party of the year on April 28, 2015! Party After Dark spills across the Academy’s multiple indoor and outdoor venues and will feature live DJ sets, photo booths, complimentary bites and open bars, gourmet food trucks, and much more!

Event Information
Thursday, April 28
8:30 pm – midnight
For adults 21+

Individual Tickets: $100
Bundle (15 Tickets): $1,000
Groups enjoy special savings.

The Big Bang supports the Academy—the Bay Area’s largest cultural institution—as it shares its mission to explore, explain, and sustain life with 1.5 million visitors each year, and millions more online. ($45 of each ticket is tax-deductible)

Dress to impress!

Toro y Moi (DJ set)

Chaz Bundick, best known by his stage name Toro y Moi, is Indie-rock royalty and an originator in the chillwave movement. Hailing from South Carolina, but recently settling in the East Bay, Toro y Moi has incorporated electronics and allows a wider range of influences—French house, Brian Wilson’s pop, 80s R&B, and Stones Throw hip-hop—to show up in his music. His latest album "What For?" will be released on April 7.

Silent Disco in African Hall
Dance to 90s hip-hop and R&B, Top 40, or Motown through wireless headsets alongside zebras, lions, and the Academy’s live penguins in the Silent Disco, powered by Silent Storm. 90s dance party courtesy of Wild 94.9's DJ J Espinosa.

Art Installations & Light Projections
​Watch as the Academy lights up the night! See it all aglow with...

light shows in the Coral Reef, with illuminating visuals by Howie Wong at ALL OF IT NOW!; the interactive art installation, “Between Dimensions,” in the East Garden that will use a camera to project beautiful fractal images against the museum exterior;
and a light-covered, computerized VW Beetle known as LIGHTMOBILE.
Chairman Bao food truck

Food Trucks
Enjoy fresh steamed buns at The Chairman Truck, SF's famous food truck inspired by the original street food of Asia—it's bold, spicy, unique, fast and delicious. Top it off with a savory treat from El Sur, handmade Argentine-style empanadas served to you directly from the oven of their mobile kitchen.


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