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NightLife is 21+ with ID. Last entry to rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Planetarium passes available for purchase online.

NightLife goes to the goats with a tribute to these jumping, climbing farm-favorite animals.

We’ll have very special bovid guests from Little Explorers and Goatlandia, a farm animal sanctuary and rescue that focuses on sustainable landscaping practices and eco-farming.

Meet Goatlandia’s founder, Deborah Blum, and learn about the story behind her sanctuary, the 26 goats that live there, and probably watch a goat video or two.

Get inspired by Sweet Farm, a first-of-its-kind non-profit sanctuary addressing the global impacts of factory farming through animal rescue and rehabilitation, veganic agriculture, technology, and education.

Plus, visit the planetarium for a special presentation of S.P.A.C.E. G.O.A.T., a live show in which our presenters debate the greatest planet of all time—and space.

Music by DJ Alex the Goat



  • 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 $5 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!



  • 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.


Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm

Come join us as we explore what titles like “biggest,” “newest,” or “most” really mean in our universe.

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Journey through our solar system, guided by Tom Hanks.

9:30 pm

Explore the immense scale of the known Universe in this live presentation that leaves Earth far behind.

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Upcoming NightLife Events

February 27th at 6:00 pm

NightLife goes to the goats with a tribute to these jumping, climbing farm-favorite animals.

March 5th at 6:00 pm

NightLife is celebrating International Women’s Day and giving the spotlight to women in science.

March 12th at 6:00 pm

Spice up your NightLife with an evening dedicated to the cool science behind mild, medium, and flaming hot peppe

March 19th at 6:00 pm

Tune into NightLife when the museum transforms into a phone-free zone dedicated to life in the analog.