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On the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, we’re digging back into seismic matters and ‘80s culture.
DJ Set by New Wave City
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Live Talks: Shakey Ground
At 7:00 PM, Find out how engineers are planning the infrastructure of the future with a live talk from Evan Reis of the US Resiliency Council.
At 8:00 PM, Hear from USGS Research Geophysicist Justin Rubinstein as he discusses “Bay Area Earthquakes: The Past and an Outlook for the Future”.
At 9:00 PM, Stay for “Automatic for the People: Bringing Earthquake Early Warning to the West Coast”, a live talk from Robert DeGroot of the USGS.
6 - 10 PM
Check out authentic 16mm projections of some of the most historic seismic phenomena to take place on our planet.
6 - 10 PM
Chat face-to-face with researchers from Stanford and the USGS to find out what really happens when our planet’s tectonic plates shift beneath our feet.
- 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.
- 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 always recommend buying in advance.
- The 6:30 pm live show is always free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Please arrive at the planetarium 15 minutes before your ticketed showtime for seating. We run a tight spaceship!
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.
Take a tour of the Universe with a sprinkling of the hottest news stories from astronomy and the space sciences!
Excite your senses with a visually stunning planetarium show that explores the seismic science of our world.
Upcoming NightLife Events
Spice up your NightLife with an evening dedicated to the cool science behind mild, medium & flaming hot peppers.
Tune into NightLife when the museum transforms into a phone-free zone dedicated to life in the analog.
NightLife shrinks you down to size with venomous animals to kick-off the opening of our new exhibit, Venom.
You’re invited to have the time of your life at NightLife’s annual "Under the Sea" prom!