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NightLife: Holiday Bazaar
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, everyone’s invited to shop the halls at our annual eclectic holiday market curated by SF Bazaar. Plus, our friends at San Franpsycho will be in the building live screen-printing an exclusive NightLife x Holiday Bazaar design, available for purchase for those who want a one-of-a-kind souvenir commemorating this festive night.
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African Hall Bazaar
6 - 10p
- Arcadian Stained Glass
- Altar Ceramics
- The Chaga Company
- Curio Tales LLC
- Ever Soul Crafts
- Heavenly Soap Company
- MacLean Custom Screen Printing
- Made by Chanamon
- Maureen Shields
- Menmin Made
- Pretty Fun Designs
- Recover Your Thoughts
- Same Same Goods
- S for Sparkle
- Tina Fossella Pottery
- Veneration of Light
- WENWEN Designs
- Woof Baked Goods
6 - 10p
- Aqua Cherry
- Art of Natalie McKean / Somnia
- Bernal Burrow
- Brigadeiro Sprinkles
- CocoTutti Chocolates
- Cositas Contreras
- Cryptidzoo Interactive
- Fabula Tea
- The Garden Home
- Gnome Bath & Body
- Granny Panty Designs
- Indigenous Luxury
- Juliet’s Succulent Garden
- Katy Kristin
- Light & Flicker
- Mama Laine’s Sweets
- Shelbe Shop
A few don't-miss NightLife details:
- Effective September 16, NightLife guests will no longer be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative test. We still strongly encourage all guests to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations, and to mask up indoors. As always, if you’re 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.)
- Beverages are available at various bars throughout the building, but food must enjoyed outdoors or in the Academy Cafe only.
- NightLife is for adults 21+ only. Photo ID required.
- Still have Qs? See our FAQs here.
Upcoming ticketed museum events
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, everyone 21+ is invited to shop the halls at our annual holiday bazaar!
See what’s revealed once the sun goes down and explore the nocturnal side of the Academy. For adults 21+.
Get your move on for a night that’s all about our devotion to motion.
Explore the nocturnal side of the Academy and see what makes the museum at night different. For adults 21+.
Mahjong parlor. Tattoo pop-up. Local eats. We’ve got everything you need to celebrate Lunar New Year.
Upcoming free virtual events
Meet the group of plants that are older than dinosaurs and the most endangered organisms on Earth.
Reflect on a changing world with performers and poets whose work sits at the intersection of art and science.