Coral Reef Dive
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Members $12
Non-Members $15.
21+ event, ID required for entry.

NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Dive Show
(Coral Reef)
7:30pm
 
-----> Enjoy a nighttime dive show in our Philippine Coral Reef tank! Watch as a diver suits up in scuba gear and plunges into one of the world’s deepest living coral reef exhibits.

Academy Ant Lab
(Project Lab)
6:00 - 9:30pm

-----> Learn about the fascinating and complex world of ants with entomologists from the Academy’s Ant Lab.

Brainstormer Trivia
(African Hall)

-----> Put your noggin to the test—and all that you’ve learned at the Academy—with science & music inspired trivia rounds by Brainstormer.

  • 7:00pm - I Want to Rock
  • 8:00pm - Heavy Metal
  • 9:00pm - Space Jams

     

Adult Chemistry: Where Beer Meets Wine
(The Terrace Restaurant & Bar)

-----> Prefer science you can eat and drink? Head outside to The Terrace Restaurant & Bar for NightLife's food and drink experience, “Adult Chemistry”— featuring Calicraft Brewing Company.

  • Talks: 7:30 & 8:30pm - Owner and master brewer Blaine Landberg will talk about the complexities of Calicraft’s wine-inspired sparkling ales.
     
  • Tastings: 6:00 - 9:30pm - Bring your appetite—The Terrace will also be preparing a whole roasted suckling pig to enjoy with your ales tasting.*

*Set of 3 CaliCraft 5oz pours for $18; Tasting menu sold separately.
 

Music in the Piazza by DJ Loco

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PLEASE NOTE

  • The Academy's Osher Rainforest will be closed for updates beginning September 5th and re-open for NightLife on 10/12 with a brand new, immersive cave experience and many more exciting updates.

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NIGHTLIFE TIPS
 

  • 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.

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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.

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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

6:30 pm

Astronomers have discovered giant clouds of alcohol in space!

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Leave Planet Earth behind as you fly to the farthest reaches of the Universe! Narrated by Sigourney Weaver.

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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.

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