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Nightlife at the Academy
— Thursday Nights @ 6-10pm

 

"Nightlife at the Academy"
If you're looking for the latest FUN thing to do on a Thursday night, head over to "Nightlife" at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. This popular event is drawing crowds like you wouldn't believe!

An hour after closing, the museum re-opens its doors to adults from 6-10pm for "Nightlife" — a fun weekly evening event blending cutting-edge science, music, activities, cocktails and food in a unique museum setting.

Skip the Line: California Academy of Sciences Nightlife — Book Your Ticket in advance before it sells out!



Visiting the museum at night vs daytime is quite a different experience.  At night, visitors get a chance to mingle over cocktails, listen to music by a DJ while exploring the museum and its exhibits, and interact with scientists and other experts. Enjoy sipping wine while peering into the Aquarium's giant Coral Reef Tank — it's just like being at a BIG private museum party!

Activities vary week-to-week — enjoy stargazing on the Living Roof, science cafes, informal talks by scientists, opportunities to meet aquarium animals... and more!

The glass-domed Rainforest is another popular museum attraction — during "Nightlife," it closes at 8pm, so get there early if you don't want to miss it. This is one of our favorite "must-see" exhibits in the museum. Get an up-close view of animals and plants from the rainforests of Borneo, Costa Rica and Madagascar — the Rainforest is filled with more than 40 species of free-flying birds and beautiful multi-colored butterflies.



Stargazing on the Living Roof
During a recent "Nightlife" visit, following a Planetarium Show, we went up to the Living Roof to stargaze through giant telescopes. On this particular night, the telescopes were set up to see Venus. It was incredible!

Learn more about the planets and the universe. Expert advisers are on hand to answer any questions you may have during stargazing.

By the way, if you plan on seeing the Planetarium Show during "Nightlife," be sure to get your tickets early. It's very popular and the lines get longer as the evening progresses. FYI... the first show of the evening (6:30pm) is usually the lightest.


DJ... Music & Dancing
Dance to some of the city's most popular DJs and enjoy background music as you explore the museum at night.

Celebrate Your Birthday
at Nightlife!

Celebrate your birthday with your friends at Nightlife. Birthday Offer is good for a single, non-transferrable entrance to Nightlife, within seven days of your birthday. Bring a Valid ID to the ticket window to receive your complimentary ticket. Offer does NOT apply to daytime entrance.

Food & Cocktails
Food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the evening — Cheers!

Nightlife at the Academy
January thru' December*
Thursday Nights 6-10pm
Last entry is at 9pm.

*The event has proven to be so popular, it's been extended Thursday nights indefinitely. Note: Over the Holidays,  there may be no Nightlife events. We recommend that you call the California Academy of Sciences or visit their web site to confirm prior to purchasing your tickets: 415-379-8000

Great Value
"Nightlife at the Academy" is a great way to see the museum — and at half the normal admission price, it's extremely good value for your money.

Admission
$12 per person
$10 for Academy Members

Tickets are available at the door or online. Be prepared to wait in line; the event is very popular.

Skip the Line: California Academy of Sciences Nightlife — Book Your Ticket in advance before it sells out!

Note: Adults 21+
"Nightlife" is for adults 21+ with valid ID (no kids or baby strollers are allowed at night), making it easy to get around the museum.


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Nightlife at California Academy of Sciences

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California Academy of Sciences
415-379-8000
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park


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Enjoy a FUN Night out with friends at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Enjoy a cocktail or a beer at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, SF, CA

Expert advisers are on hand to answer questions during "Nightlife" stargazing  on the Living Roof

Venus - Stargazing after Planetarium Show on the Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Lines of people waiting to get into Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

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Nightlife at the Academy - Aquarium at California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Visitors in line waiting to get into Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Mingle and explore the musuem at night - Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences,  Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

The Living Roof at night at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Peering into the Aquarium's giant Coral Reef Tank at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Rainforest at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Stargazing on the Living Roof following a "Nightlife" Planetarium Show at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

DJs at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

DJ at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Partying at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Visitors enjoying Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Bartender at Nightlife event - California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

Liquor is available for purchase at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences,  Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Food is available for purchase at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

Food is available for purchase at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

DJ at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

Food is available for purchase at Nightlife at the Academy - California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

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