NightLife at California Academy of Sciences (21+) // Music, Exhibits & More!

Thu Sep 28
California Academy of Sciences
06:00 PM
Food & Drink
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Get your late night science fix with NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences and sip cocktails in the company of 38,000 live animals. This week, check out dive shows, beer tastings with Calicraft Brewing Co., trivia, and more!

Enjoy a nighttime dive show in the Academy's Philippine Coral Reef tank

Explore the mysteries of dark energy in the planetarium with two screenings of Dark Universe, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. *passes limited and available first-come, first-served.

Learn about the fascinating and complex world of ants with entomologists from the Academy’s Ant Lab.

Put your noggin to the test—and all that you’ve learned at the Academy—with science-inspired trivia rounds by Brainstormer.

Prefer science you can eat and drink? Head outside to The Terrace Restaurant & Bar for NightLife's newest food and drink experience, “Adult Chemistry”—this month, featuring Calicraft Brewing Company. Owner and master brewer Blaine Landberg will talk about the complexities of Calicraft’s wine-inspired sparkling ales. And don’t forget to bring your appetite—The Terrace will also be preparing a whole roasted suckling pig to enjoy with your ales.

Enjoy seasonal craft cocktails at each bar area and after-hours access to all the Academy's exhibits!

Music by DJ Loco

This event is for adults 21+ only. A valid ID is required for entry, no exceptions.The event is from 6-10pm. Last entry is at 9pm.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Eventbrite vouchers must be redeemed for NightLife tickets upon event entry at the Service Desk or Box Office, located at the front entrance of the museum. 
NightLife Tips

Last entry for our Rainforest exhibit dome is at 7:45 pm. 
Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and 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.

___________Food & Drink

A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace Bar & Restaurant, and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
There are multiple bar areas located throughout the museum. Each bar features a unique seasonal cocktail!
All bars accept cash and credit cards.

___________Refund Policy

No refunds or exchanges.


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