Members $12, Non-Members $15.
21+ event, ID required for entry.

Join NightLife for the first night in a four-part series that explores the brain and body with mind-expanding talks, cutting edge demos and yoga sessions around the museum.

Schedule of Events

The Mind, Body, Earth Connection
(African Hall)
Join David Biello, Science Curator for TED, on a fascinating talk to explore the human mind's role in fighting climate change. 

8:30pm, Find out about the cutting edge research that uses your own immune system to fight cancer from the leading Immunotherapist, Dr. Stanley Riddell at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Lightning Round Health Talks
(East Pavilion)
Check out lightning round talks from the experts at Yoga Tree:

  • Kim Nicol - Making Peace with Your Monkey Mind
  • Jason Bowman - It's not about joining the mind with the body, it's about learning to see they're the same thing 
  • Seva Simran Sing - Effects of Kundalini "Kirtan Kriya" meditation on care giver depression.
  • Gabby Yates - Breaking the cycle of poverty with Yoga

Yoga with a Live DJ set

6:30pm, Ground yourself with a 50 minute class from Yvonne Kingsley while grooving to the ambient music of DJ Damon Eliza Palermo (1080p, Lovers Rock)

* Capacity is limited. First-come, first-served. No passes necessary. Please bring your own mat.

Yoga in Space
(The Forum, 2nd Floor)
7:30 & 8:30,
 Flow through postures while flying through space with a special tour of the universe created by the Academy's own Planetarium Team. Classes led by Jessica Dreyfus.

*Passes required. Passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis outside on the front building concourse. Limited Capacity.  Please bring your own mat.

Underwater Yoga
(Coral Reef *Limited passes available)
6:15pm, 7:15pm & 8:15pm,
Roll out your mat in front of the world's deepest indoor Philippine coral reef with a yoga session led by Brenna Geehan

*Passes required. Passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis outside on the front building concourse. Please bring your own mat.

The Brain/Body Relationship
(Project Lab)
6:00 - 10:00pm,
Stop by to see real human organs and learn about how the Gladstone Institute is fighting diseases using cutting-edge science and technology. Then, meet reps from the Stanford University Postdoctoral Association (SURPAS) and learn how yoga might be an effective treatment for PTSD and how taking advantage of the city’s green spaces can positively affect mental and physical health.

All Classes presented by Yoga Tree and Yoga Works.

Please note:

  • Yoga class capacity is limited in each location and entry is not guaranteed.
  • Forum Gallery and Coral Reef yoga sessions require passes which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 pm outside on the front building concourse.

Brain & Body NightLife 2017 Series:

  • May 11th
  • September 21st
  • November 9th



  • 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.



  • 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 6:00-9:30 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.



Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm

Explore the immense scale of the known Universe in this live presentation that leaves Earth far behind...

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Narrated by George Takei, Incoming! explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System.

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Upcoming NightLife Events

April 6th at 6:00 pm

Show us yours and we’ll show you ours—collections that is! This week, NightLife salutes the art of collecting.

April 13th at 6:00 pm

Get straight up spacey this week as NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin. Music by Space Cowboys.

NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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