Feel the Force NightLife

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California Academy of Sciences
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Live Performance from Blackbird Blackbird
Presented by Noise Pop

DJ Sets by Qrion, davOmakesbeats (Swagger Like Us/Molly House Records), & Make it Funky
Presented by DoTheBay and Deep Eddy Vodka

Channel your inner Jedi during an evening of galactic entertainment inspired by a galaxy far, far away.


The Cantina

At 7:15 & 8:15 pm, Prepare to be wowed by epic lightsaber duels presented by the Golden Gate Knights.

From 8:45 - 9:45pm, Step into the Cantina to grab a drink and catch an otherworldly performance by Blackbird Blackbird, the folktronica moniker of San Francisco-based wünderkind Mikey Maramag, while surrounded by galactic projections by artist Colin Harrington.

East Garden
6 - 9:30pm???????
Brave the world of snow and ice and travel to Hoth to take a twirl on our seasonal ice rink and encounter snow flurries while electronic producer Qrion and DJ davOmakesbeats (of Swagger Like Us/Molly House Records) spin tunes to help inspire your moves.

Jedi Academy
African Hall
6:30 - 10pm???????
Get into character and see if you have what it takes to stop the empire with lightsaber workshops presented by the Saber Guild (every 30 minutes).

Force Training
Project Lab
6 - 10pm???????
See if the force is strong with you when you slip on an EEG reader customized by artist Colin Harrington and learn about neuro-imaging with UCSF.

Light and Dark
6 - 10pm???????
Come in costume and take photos with costume clubs roaming around the building throughout the night including:

Mandalorian Mercs???????
R2 Builders???????
501st Legion aka Vader’s Fist
???????Rebel Legion
Phillipine Coral Reef
6 - 10pm???????
Grab a cocktail and descend into the underwater city for a set by Make it Funky DJs.



We wear our ice skates at night, and so should you. Celebrate the season with a spin around our outdoor Holiday Ice Rink, part of the Academy’s ‘Tis the Season for Science: Life on Ice exhibit.

Ice rink tickets ($10/person, skate rental included) available for purchase online or onsite.


Event attendees are encouraged to dress in costumes for this event. For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, please keep these guidelines in mind:

Costumes should not be obstructive, offensive or violent in nature.

For the safety of all visitors, we ask that guests refrain from wearing masks or other items which obscure the face.

Costumes should not contain sharp or pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike guests or exhibits.

Costumes should not contain any elements which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.

The California Academy of Sciences reserves the right to turn away any guest with a costume that we deem offensive or unsafe.


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