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NightLife Admission: $15 ($12 Academy members)
Planetarium Passes: $3
21+ with ID.

Rainforest dome access until 7:45 pm. Planetarium passes available for purchase.

Select events subject to premier pricing: $22 ($18 Academy members).

The spotlight’s on women in science when NightLife celebrates National Women’s History Month.

DJ Set by LadyRyan

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Live Talk: Women in Science at the Academy
African Hall
8pm
Meg Burke, Director of Science Integration and Operations, moderates a panel featuring Alison Gould, Research Scientist in Ichthyology; Frances Armstrong, Postdoctoral Fellow in Invertebrate Zoology; and Laura Eklund, Anthropology Collection Manager.

Scientist Showcase
Project Lab
6pm - 10pm
Join the celebration with a plethora of local scientists from the Academy, UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCSF, UC Davis, Conservation Metrics, and Point Blue, whose expertise spans everything from zooplankton to California’s coastal currents and local tick-borne pathogens to technical science diving.
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NIGHTLIFE TIPS

  • Last entry for the Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
  • Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal craft cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
  • Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

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PLANETARIUM PASSES

  • Planetarium passes are required for the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm shows.
  • Passes are $3 each and may be purchased online or at the ticket window.
  • Since shows do sell out, we recommend buying in advance.
  • The 6:30 pm live show is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Planetarium shows start on time! Please arrive 15 minutes before your ticketed showtime for dome entry. Late seating is not permitted.

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FOOD & DRINK

  • A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
  • Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!

All bars accept cash and credit cards.

Music

Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm, 9:30 pm

In this Tour of the Universe, we will explore a few of the amazing contributions women have made to astronomy.

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Discover how life is connected in Habitat Earth, our original planetarium show.

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Upcoming NightLife Events

May 30th at 6:00 pm

Embark on a late-night science adventure: NightLife explores the mechanics of flight in the natural world.

June 6th at 6:00 pm

Come dressed to go “Under the Sea” and celebrate World Oceans Day and the wonder of coral reefs.

June 13th at 6:00 pm

NightLife partners with SF Design Week to explore the many ways design impacts lives, culture, and science.

June 20th at 6:00 pm

NightLife gets under your skin with the opening of our newest exhibit!