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Join us Thursday, May 28, at 7 pm PDT for a free NightLife livestream!

Join us for Vol. 5 of Virtual NightLife—the online version of our weekly Thursday night event—for a taste of the great outdoors while we’re all mostly indoors. We’re all in(side) this together, so log on for this experimental nature showcase, streaming live on YouTube and Facebook.


  • Take a short trip to Miami with Coral Morphologic on a tour of the art and science duo’s Coral City Cam, an underwater webcam streaming live from an urban coral reef along PortMiami.
  • It’s a dating app … for ants. Find out how ants look for “love” with the Academy’s Curator of Entomology and resident “ant guy” Dr. Brian Fisher.
  • Explorer and creator Ariel Waldman shares dispatches from her five-week Antarctic expedition to film microbes living under the ice.
  • REI instructor Tim Gliebe shows off some practical (and tasty) camping hacks to use when you’re sheltering out-of-place.
  • Imagine you’re at the beach while Melvin Sings performs an acoustic set on ukelele.



Missed the party? Just want to relive the magic? Watch the recorded livestreams on YouTube!


Upcoming NightLife Events

January 28th at 7:00 pm

Get a crash course in anthropology—from human evolution to human cultures, past and present.

February 4th at 7:00 pm

Come virtual birdwatching with us to explore the world of pelicans, gulls, waders, and other coastal birds.

February 11th at 7:00 pm

Celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year with an ode to the moon.