• LaRussell
  • 3LH
  • Family Not a Group Collective
    Family Not a Group Collective
  • Kazemde George
    Kazemde George

Kick off the NightLife Remix concert series with rapper and homegrown movement maker LaRussell and ride the surf rock sound waves from opener 3LH.

Check out the NightLife Remix: Track 1 Mixtape on the NightLife Spotify page

Co-presented by Amoeba Music, KALW, Local Motion® Vodka Sodas, and Mellow Sessions


Join us at the rest of our NightLife Remix events this August. Plus, save up to 30% with a series ticket bundle!


The Floor - Family Not A Group DJs Piazza

The Floor
6 - 10 PM

  • Grab a drink and hit the dancefloor with Baghead, Jenset, and DJSAY from San Francisco’s freshest (and largest) artist collective, Family Not A Group.
The Show - LaRussell and 3LH

The Show
West Garden

  • 7:30 PM - Kick off the show with the surf rock sound waves of 3LH.
  • 8:30 PM - Catch a very special set from Vallejo’s not-so-secret rising star, LaRussell.
Deep Cuts - Mellow Sessions presents Kazemde George

Deep Cuts
Philippine Coral Reef

  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM - Take the plunge and join Kazemde George for a one-of-a-kind performance in front of one of the deepest and largest living coral displays in the world.
KALW Karaoke Lounge

KALW Karaoke Lounge
East Garden
7:30 - 10:00 PM

  • Is it your time to shine? Step out into the East Garden to karaoke the night away with our friends from KALW radio.
NightLife SwampMeet - curated by Lin’s Marketplace

NightLife Swampmeet
East Garden
6:00 - 10:00 PM

The Menu - Drinks and bites from Liquid Happiness and Chef Rob

The Menu Drinks and Bites from Liquid Happiness and Chef Rob

At The Swamp & Aquarium Bars:

  • "What We Doin!?"
    • Tequila (or Mezcal), lime, watermelon, agave, mint

At the Terrace Cafe (West Garden):

  • Guac and Chips $12
    • house made tri-colored tortillas, house made guacamole
  • Nachos $14
    • House made tri-colored tortillas, pico de gallo, jalapenos, black beans, guacamole, crema - add chipotle chicken +$6
  • Tacos 2 for $12 or 3 for $16
    • Chicken tacos - pulled chicken, salsa verde, cilantro
    • Vegan tacos - portobello, bell peppers, onions, vegan crema
  • Flatbreads $16
    • Hawaiian BBQ - pulled pork, pineapple, red onion
    • BBQ Ranch Veggie - shrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, red onion
  • Smores Tartlet $12


A few don't-miss NightLife details:
  • NightLife is for adults 21+ only. Valid, physical photo ID required.
  • Last entry into Osher Rainforest is 7:30 pm — our animals need their sleep.
  • Gems and Minerals Unearthed opens to the public at 8:30 pm. It is reserved for NightLife Plus guests from 6 - 8:30 pm.
  • Morrison Planetarium passes are available online in advance for $5 each while supplies last. Showtimes are 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm. 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 in Osher Rainforest, Morrison Planetarium, or the Swamp.
  • While not required, we encourage all guests to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations and to mask up indoors. If you’re feeling sick or have been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 or another respiratory virus, please visit another time. View our health and safety page.
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Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:30 pm

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Upcoming events

July 25th at 6:00 pm

Explore the Academy at night alongside nearly 60,000 live animals.

August 1st at 6:00 pm

We’re kicking off our music series with homegrown movement maker LaRussell & the surf rock sounds of 3LH.

August 8th at 6:00 pm

Be transported by the grunge punk stylings of Margaritas Podridas and psychedelic rock sounds of opener Fauxes.

August 15th at 6:00 pm

Underground rap pioneer MURS takes center stage, with an opening set from multifaceted hometown artist Z-Man.

August 22nd at 6:00 pm

We’re closing out NightLife Remix with the serene soul vibes of Madison McFerrin and opener Dani Offline.

August 29th at 6:00 pm

See what’s revealed once the sun goes down and explore the nocturnal side of the Academy.