Motion NightLife

Event has passed (Thu Aug 24, 2017 - Thu Aug 24, 2017)
California Academy of Sciences
6:00 - 10:00pm
$12 - $15
Dance (performance), Museums


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This week, NightLife explores the science and beauty of motion in the natural world—and on the dance floor.

Head to African Hall to test out your '90s hip hop dance moves. Then, harness your inner diva with a Beyonce inspired dance class from ConfiDance studio. Brush up your moves and try out a dance class, including a rhythm and motion class from Dudley Flores, instructor and choreographer at Alonzo King LINES Dance Center and ODC School.

Explore human-animal relationships with Humanimal, an interactive projection that lets you communicate with a gorilla. In the Piazza, choreographer Katerina Wong presents Speck, a dance performance about humans, space exploration, and the connections between the two, using sounds from the Voyager Golden Record and other NASA missions.

Learn about human and robotic movements side-by-side with San Francisco State University’s Department of Kinesiology.

And finally, explore movement on a much larger scale—which Californians know all too well—with two screenings of Earthquake in the Morrison Planetarium.

Music by Sweater Funk DJs



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.

Programming lineup subject to change.


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 – 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.

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