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Lunar New Year NightLife
Ring in the Year of the Tiger with a NightLife Lunar New Year celebration to remember! Live drumming and breathtaking martial arts will get your blood pumping as the evening kicks off with a stunning traditional lion dance performance by Chinatown’s own Jing Mo Athletic Association. Join Kristina Cho, author of the cookbook Mooncakes and Milk Bread, for a cooking demonstration as she makes one of our favorite treats: char sui bao (steamed bbq pork buns). Set the tone for the year ahead while connecting to the rich history of Chinese tea ceremonies with Fabula Tea, who will lead an immersive Gong Fu Cha tea ceremony that invites participants to take charge of their well-being and elevate personal growth by slowing down, practicing mindfulness, and reclaiming inner peace and joy.
A few don't-miss NightLife details:
- To help keep staff and guests safe and ensure everyone has plenty of room to roam, NightLife will be limiting capacity and have timed-entry tickets. All guests must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and a booster shot (if eligible), and all guests must wear a mask indoors. Feeling under the weather? Please NightLife another time! View health and safety information here.
- Last entry into the rainforest exhibit is 7:30 pm—our animals need their sleep.
- Morrison Planetarium is now open at NightLife with 4 showtimes. To maximize staff and guest safety, planetarium passes are required and capacity is limited. Passes are available online in advance for an additional $5 while supplies last to reserve a seat at a 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, or 9:30 pm planetarium show. Please see our FAQs for more details. (Please note: A limited number of standby seats will be available for all showtimes as space allows on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and drink are not permitted inside the planetarium, and masks must be worn properly at all times.)
- Food and beverages are available for purchase in the Academy Café and West Garden Terrace including a variety of grab-and-go options, craft cocktails, and more. All food and drink must be enjoyed outdoors.
- NightLife is for adults 21+ only. Photo ID required.
- Still have Qs? See our FAQs here.
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