"NightLife Spotlight" at California Academy of Sciences

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California Academy of Sciences
06:00 PM
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NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet. // 21+ Event

Enjoy a nighttime dive show in our Philippine Coral Reef tank.

Set a collision course for Earth in the planetarium with two screenings of Incoming!, narrated by George Takei.

Catch a special presentation by science journalist Dr. Jason G. Goldman as he shares stories from the field covering animals and the threats they face. Hear about Goldman's reporting adventure to Tajikistan for Shoot to Save, his latest story for the Academy's online magazine bioGraphic, which explores the surprising way that conservationists are relying on trophy hunters to protect a rare mountain goat and the snow leopards that prey on them.

Head outside to The Terrace Restaurant & Bar for some “Adult Chemistry”—this month, enjoy a tasting with Drake’s Brewing Company. Discover the secrets behind their wide varieties of beer—Barrel Master Travis Camacho and his “Barrel Minions” never cease to amaze!

Explore Spaceways, an immersive art installation in the Academy's West Garden using fiber optic lights, by Mexico City’s multimedia collective Quarso.

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

Music by DJ Jay Midnight

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