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

Live performance by Lusine
​DJ set by Gina Turner
Music presented by Noise Pop

Get your dose of mechanical mayhem as NightLife hosts an annual salute to all things robotic.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Room of Robots
(African Hall)
6:00pm - 10:00 pm,
Prepare to be amazed as you look to the future in African Hall, where the following robotics companies will show off their innovative work:

Bot Bash Tournaments
(East Pavilion)
6:00 - 10:00 pm,
Show off your robotic skills in the ring with Bot Bash, the civilian-safe bot tournament.

R2D2 Droids
(Roaming)
6:00 - 10:00 pm,
While you're walking around the museum make sure to check out (and take a selfie with!) incredibly accurate galactic droids built by the R2 Builders Club.

Future Forward Performances
(Piazza)

6:30-8:30 pm - Jam to the beat of DJ Gina Turner.

8:30 - 10:00 pm - Bust out those robot dance moves with a live performance by electronic/IDM musician Lusine.

Automation Station
(Project Lab) 
6:00 - 10:00 pm, 
Stop by the Project Lab to see robo-imaging technology GIGAMacro in action,  meet the robo-geniuses of Silicon Valley Robotics helping to cultivate the future of engineering, peep the rocket powered drone from Pure Rockets and meet the team behind krtkl, who produce low-cost hardware for your own DIY robot.

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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 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace Bar and Restaurant, 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, 7:30 pm

Join planetarium presenter on a tour of the Solar System from a robot-eye view.

8:30 pm, 9:30 pm

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

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Upcoming NightLife Events

August 24th at 6:00 pm

Explore the science and beauty of motion in the natural world—and on the dance floor.

August 31st at 6:00 pm

Enjoy some “Adult Chemistry” with Drake’s Brewing Co. and stories from the field with Dr. Jason G. Goldman.

September 7th at 6:00 pm

Break down the science of fermentation—from beer to cheese and everything in between!

September 14th at 6:00 pm

Chill out with sample-based electronic music from Ryan Hemsworth & Qrion, presented by Popscene.

NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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