Brain & Body NightLife

Event has passed (Thu Sep 21, 2017 - Thu Sep 21, 2017)
California Academy of Sciences
6:00 - 10:00pm
$12 - $15
Museums, Sports / Fitness


Join NightLife for an on-going event series that explores the brain and body with mind-expanding talks, cutting edge demos, and yoga sessions around the museum.
All workshops presented by Yoga Tree and Yoga Works.

RSVP Here:


Consciousness & Neuroscience
(African Hall)
7:30 & 8:30pm
------> At 7:30pm start off your night of mind-expanding talks on meditation and neuroscience with a presentation by Dr. Helen Weng of UCSF, who uses MRIs and machine learning to study the brain during meditation.

------> Then at 8:30pm, hear a talk from Yonatan W. of Stanford about consciousness in neuroscience titled, "Your brain can fix you - Here's how you can help."

Sunset Salutations
(Living Roof)
------> Do some Sun(Set) Salutations in a very special class taught by Robin Duryea.
*Weather Permitting

Please Note:
-Passes are required and available on a first come first serve basis as you enter the museum.
-Capacity is limited and Entry is not guaranteed.
-BYOYM - Bring Your Own Yoga Mat.

Underwater Yoga
(Coral Reef)
6:30, 7:30 & 8:30pm
------> Inhale/Exhale with three separate classes the Philippine Coral Reef led by Martin Scott.

Please Note:
-Passes are required and available on a first come first serve basis as you enter the museum.
-Capacity is limited and Entry is not guaranteed.
-BYOYM - Bring your own Yoga Mat.

Yoga + Live DJ Set
6:30, 7:30, & 8:30pm
------> Downward Dog to a live DJ set by DJ HyFi. Class taught by Rebecca Rogers.

*No passes required. Capacity is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Cutting-Edge Health Science
(Project Lab)
6:00 - 10:00pm
?-----> Learn about neurological peripheral pain syndromes (like phantom limbs) with neuroscientist—and long-time yoga practitioner—Jason Bant of Stanford.

Feed your body wisely with holistic nutrition tips from Bauman College, Health Ade Kombucha, and Numi Tea between yoga sessions.

Please note:

Yoga class capacity is limited in each location and entry is not guaranteed.
Living Roof and Coral Reef yoga sessions require passes which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 pm outside on the front building concourse.
Upcoming Brain & Body NightLife 2017 events:

November 9th


The Academy's Osher Rainforest will be closed for updates from September 5-October 12, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience. The rainforest will re-open on October 13 with a brand new, immersive cave experience and many more exciting updates.


Hurry! Last entry for our Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.

Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.

Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.


Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.


A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace, and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.

Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!
All bars accept cash and credit cards.


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