Friendsgiving NightLife

Event has passed (Thu Nov 15, 2018 - Thu Nov 15, 2018)
California Academy of Sciences
Drinks, Food
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Celebrate your chosen family and get cozy and crafty with us for our first-ever NightLife Friendsgiving!

DJ set from My Boo! featuring Fela Kutchii.

Featuring original cocktails from mixologists:

Ashley Miller, Front Porch
Helen Diaz, Chareau
Jeff Bell, Please Don't Tell & Legacy Records
Duggan McDonnell, author of “Drinking The Devil’s Acre”
Josh Harris, Bon Voyage & Trick Dog
Jeremy Vadurro, Beer Baron
David Curiel, Hideout at Dalva

Kitchen Crash Course
African Hall

At 7 pm, Catch a live talk from New Bohemia Brewing Company and learn about all the perfect Fall beer pairings.
At 8 pm, Learn to carve a turkey like a pro with a live demo from Bernal Cutlery.
At 9 pm, Discover all the secrets to baking a perfect pie with the experts from Two Chicks in the Mix.
Seasonal Flavors
Science Today
7:30 pm
Take in all the intoxicating spices of the season with a live talk complete with demos and games from Local Spicery.

Holiday Harvest
Project Lab
6p - 10p

Sit down with Green Art Workshop SF to craft your own puzzles and Earth prints
Learn how your body breaks down a big meal with researchers from UCSF
Sample delicious Satsuma Mandarins from Earl’s Organic Produce
Learn about the process of stone-sharpening your blades with Bernal Cutlery
Check out some of the most delicious pies from Two Chicks in the Mix


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.


With Planetarium Pass Reservations, you can select your showtime in advance and guarantee your seat under the stars. $3; optional, but recommended. Available online only.
Free passes will still be available onsite at the Planetarium kiosk on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early for your best chance to obtain a free pass.


A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace Bar and Restaurant, 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