motion image
0

Member Tickets: $12
Non-Member Tickets: $15
Ages 21+, ID required for entry.

This week, NightLife explores the science and beauty of motion in the natural world—and on the dance floor.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Dance Hall
(African Hall)

7:00pm
​-----> Head to African Hall to test out your best '90s hip hop dance moves with a class taught by ConfiDance studio.

8:00pm
----->
 Harness your inner diva with a Beyonce inspired dance class from ConfiDance studio.  Your high heels are welcome!

9:00pm
----->
 Join a rhythm and motion class from Dudley Flores, instructor and choreographer at Alonzo King LINES Dance Center and ODC School.

Speck: The Golden Record
​(Piazza)
7:30 & 8:30pm
----->
 In the Piazza, choreographer Katerina Wong presents Speck, a dance performance about humans, space exploration, and the connections between the two, using sounds from the Voyager Golden Record and other NASA missions.

Animal Movements
(East Pavilion)
6:00 - 10:00pm
-----> 
Explore human-animal relationships with Humanimal, an interactive projection that lets you communicate with a gorilla. 

Science of Movement
(Project Lab)
6:00 - 10:00pm

-----> Learn about human and robotic movements side-by-side with San Francisco State University’s Department of Kinesiology and hive movements from Academy's Ant Lab.

Enjoy the Night sky
(Living Roof)
9:00 -10:00pm
----->
Watch nebulae and galaxies using the new technology Unistellar telescope with SETI Institute Astronomer, Franck Marchis.

Show off you new moves in the Coral Reef with music by Sweater Funk DJs

___________

NIGHTLIFE TIPS

  • Hurry! Last entry for our 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 cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
     
  • Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
     
  • Programming lineup subject to change.

___________

PLANETARIUM PASSES

  • Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.

___________

FOOD & DRINK

  • A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6 – 9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace, 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

8:30 pm

Journey through the San Andreas fault, delve into Earth's core & explore the seismic science of earthquakes.

6:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Learn how astronomers use motions of stars and galaxies to explore black holes, dark matter, and more!

Share This

Upcoming NightLife Events

October 26th at 6:00 pm

The creatures come out at NightLife when the Academy transforms into a spine-tingling tribute to '80s horror.

November 2nd at 6:00 pm

Design and science unite for a special edition of NightLife curated by California College of the Arts.

November 9th at 6:00 pm

Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife explores the fascinating world of human health and wellness.

November 16th at 6:00 pm

Sink your teeth into BiteLife, our annual event celebrating all things edible.

NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

Koret Foundation logo