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

Get your late night science fix with a celebration of the best of the Academy and sip cocktails in the company of 38,000 live animals.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Protecting Endangered WildLife
(African Hall)
8:00pm,
Catch a special presentation by Damien Mander, a former naval special operations sniper for the Australian Defense Force turned anti-poaching mercenary and subject of the latest article in bioGraphic, the Academy’s online magazine about nature and sustainability. His organization, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, focuses on specialized ranger training, operations, and technology to aid their anti-poaching operations and help protect endangered species.

Late Night Dive Show
(Coral Reef)
7:30pm,
Enjoy nighttime dive shows in our Philippine Coral Reef tank with Academy dive team experts.

Kaleidoscopic Tropic 
(Coral Reef)
8:30 - 10:00pm,
Take in a kaleidoscopic live performance by the Aria Rostami, musical looper extraordinaire.  

Adult Chemistry: When Beer Meets Wine
(The Terrace Bar and Restuarant)
Tastings from 6:00 - 9:30pm
Talks at 7:30 & 8:30pm

This month Adult Chemistry presents When Beer Meets Wine - An evening with Calicraft, a unique east bay brewery featuring sparkling ales. Tastings include

  • a Golden Ale brewed with Champagne yeast 
  • a Rose like beer fermented with wine yeast, Zinfandel, cherry and raspberry juice
  • Chenin Blanc and Viognier. Sparkling ale fermented with Champagne yeast and hundreds of pounds of fresh grapes.
  • Sour Cabernet. Sparkling Ale barrel aged in Cabernet barrel.

Tasting flight of four beers is $18, Paired plates are additional.

Music by DJ Roche in the Piazza

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NIGHTLIFE TIPS

  • 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.

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PLANETARIUM PASSES

  • 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.

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FOOD & DRINK

  • 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.

Music

Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm

Join Aaron White in realigning our modern perspective with a long-held historical mindset

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

How did life on Earth begin? Take a high-speed tour of key events since the Big Bang.

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Upcoming NightLife Events

June 1st at 6:00 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with a night of psychedelic science!

June 8th at 6:00 pm

Everything’s better under the sea! Celebrate World Oceans Day and the wonder of reefs with the Academy +DJ QBert

June 15th at 6:00 pm

Go big this week as NightLife gets really, really small to explore the wonderful world of microbiology.

June 22nd at 6:00 pm

Come celebrate love, equality, self-expression and San Francisco Pride at NightLife's annual Pride Party!

NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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