Thank you for another record-breaking event. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Party After Dark is presented by The Hive, the Academy's donor group for young philanthropists in their 20s and 30s. Join today and receive a free ticket to Party After Dark next year!
The Big Bang Gala and Party After Dark support the Academy and its mission to explore, explain, and sustain life with 1.5 million visitors each year, and millions more online. Learn more.
We are proud to welcome St. Vicious a/k/a St. Vincent to the Party After Dark main stage! St. Vicious is the DJ alias of St. Vincent. Her DJ skills are part of a prodigious arsenal that has won St. Vincent the 2014 GRAMMY Award for Best Alternative Album (for her self-titled fourth album), as well as Top 10 U.S./UK chart positions for 2017’s MASSEDUCTION. In addition to deejaying, recording and performing, St. Vincent has directed the short horror film The Birthday Party and has released her signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar.
A Conversation with Daniela Fernandez
Step inside the Academy's Morrison Planetarium as Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance, joins Party After Dark for a lively conversation about entrepreneurial mentality, ocean innovation and technology, youth empowerment, and blockchain for social good.
Amplify your evening in our VIP Lounge! Featuring fresh beats provided by Juanita MORE!, exclusive cocktails, massage therapy and private bottle service tables.
Dessert and Disco in the Aquarium
Get your groove on surrounded by thousands of colorful tropical fish, jellies, and other reef creatures at a silent disco in Steinhart Aquarium. Delectable desserts provided by Three Twins Ice Cream.
Get Lost on "Dino Island"
Sink your teeth into prehistoric fun as dinosaurs and ancient plants spring to life in the Academy’s East Garden, complete with Mesozoic munchies, Cretaceous cocktails, and Triassic activities to transport you to a time long ago. Oh yeah... and you can crawl into a life-sized dino nest, too!
Skip the line: Hive members receive expedited entry to the event.
Join The Hive, the Academy’s group for science enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s, and receive a complimentary ticket and expedited entry to Party After Dark!
Science + Social. The Academy’s exclusive donor group for individuals in their 20s and 30s. Become a member of The Hive today and receive a free ticket to the Party After Dark and special access to our VIP experience!
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