The Academy’s signature fundraisers—Big Bang Gala in the spring and SuperNatural in the fall—are two of the Bay Area’s most-anticipated events of the year. Whether your crowd is haute couture or Halloween, you're invited to join us under our living roof in support of our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life.
Big Bang Gala and Party After Dark
Announcing our 2021 event date soon!
Attend our annual gala and make an astronomical impact on Academy research, education, and sustainability initiatives. Mix and mingle with science luminaries while enjoying captivating speakers, eclectic entertainment, and delectable food and drink. Gala ticket includes admission to Party After Dark (21+) immediately afterwards to dance the night away.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Trade your tux for a monkey suit at our annual all-ages Halloween extravaganza. Haunt the halls of the museum in costume as you enjoy trick-or-treating, live animal presentations, mad scientist demonstrations, and more. Ticket sales support free and reduced admission programs for over 300,000 Academy guests every year.