VIP NightLife Tour

Plan ahead and save! Buy online at least one day in advance to lock in the lowest price on NightLife VIP Tour tickets. For more information, see our Plan-Ahead Pricing FAQ.

NightLife is 21+ with ID. Last entry to rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm.

Brighten up your evening by booking a NightLife VIP Tour. Tickets include event admission and:

  • Express entry into the Academy and rainforest exhibit
  • 30-minute private reception and two complimentary cocktails per guest
  • Complimentary light bites
  • A 45-minute behind-the-scenes tour with private viewing of the Vault—home to highlights of the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection
  • Interactions with Academy researchers in the Project Lab
  • A reserved pass for the 8:30 pm planetarium show
  • 10% discount to the Café and retail stores

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Have questions about visiting the Academy? Please let us know how we can help.

(415) 379-8000

NightLife Private Lounge

Looking for a great space to celebrate with your friends? Rent out the NightLife Private Lounge for early entry to a premium private room featuring catering, bar service, and access to our Thursday NightLife event. For more information, contact the Facility Rentals team at or 415.379.5499.