• Two people raise their glasses while sitting next to the Philippine Coral Reef tank
    Experience the Plus side of NightLife with complimentary drinks...
  • Person taking photo of antlers in collection room on their phone
    an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour...
  • Group of people walking through indoor rainforest
    expedited entry to Osher Rainforest...
  • Audience viewing stars projected on to a dome screen
    complimentary planetarium show passes, and more!

Guests will enjoy an amplified evening with access to a private exhibit area with two free drinks and light bites surrounded by dazzling geology specimens. Receive expedited entry to some of the Academy's most popular exhibits, treat yourself with discounts on dining and shopping, and sit back and relax in a planetarium show. 

What's included

Each Nightlife Plus ticket includes event admission, plus:

Ticket price:

  • Ticket prices vary by date—buy in advance for the best deal!

  • Group rates are available for 21 or more guests; please contact us to book

Nightlife Plus guests must be 21+ with valid, physical photo ID to enter. 

*Planetarium reservations are assigned upon arrival.


A 50% nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of booking to reserve group tickets of 10 or more. Your total balance is due 30 days prior to your visit date. If you are booking a group within 30 days of your visit date, full payment is due at the time of booking. Cancellations occurring 30 days or more prior to visit date will receive a full refund minus the deposit.

Contact us
Have questions about the Academy? We're here to help.  
(415) 379-8000
Rent a Private Lounge
For groups of 50 or more, the NightLife Private Lounge is your exclusive oasis amid the action, featuring catering, bar service, and early access to the wildest event in town. Contact our Facility Rentals team for more information.