Image of Hive members at Chimney Rock view point.
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Reunite with nearly 40,000 animal favorites, explore two new exhibits, and stoke your curiosity safely with plenty of room to roam. Visit our reopening page to reserve tickets and view important health and safety information.

Members of The Hive enjoy access to exclusive, curated events including scientist-led expeditions and excursions, exhibit openings, cocktail parties, lectures, citizen science workshops, and more.

Image of Christopher Grinter with a specimen drawer.

Behind-the-Scenes Entomology Tour
Thursday, December 1 | 6:30 & 7:15 pm 
(NightLife from 6 - 10 pm)

Hive members are invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Academy’s entomology collection with Christopher Grinter, Collection Manager of Entomology during the final NightLife of 2022! Space is limited, be sure to get your RSVP in soon! Please send your RSVP to hive@calacademy.org

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2022 Hive Events

  • February 11: Academy Movie Night featuring Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • April 16: Wildflower Walk & Sparkling Mead Tasting
  • April 28: Big Bang Dessert Reception
  • May 25: Hidden Wonders and Bugs Donor Exhibition Premiere
  • June 23: Hive Private Lounge at Pride NightLife
  • September 28: Lilienthal Lecture and Donor Reception
  • October 27: Hive Private Lounge at Halloween NightLife
  • December 1: Behind-the-Scenes Entomology Tour
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2021 Hive Events

  • February 11: Virtual Event: Behind-the-scenes with Penguins
  • April 22: Spring Forward: A Science Soiree
  • May 11: Trivia Night
  • May 12: Academy Movie Night @ Fort Mason
  • May 26: Preview of Sharks exhibit
  • June 24: Hive Private Lounge @ NightLife
  • August 26: Art & Science @ NightLife
  • October 28: Halloween NightLife Private Lounge
  • November 6: Sunset Tidepooling at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
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2020 Hive Events

  • January 15: Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour
  • February 14: Adult Sleepover at the Academy
  • March 21: BioBlitz - canceled
  • April 23: Big Bang Party After Dark - canceled
  • May 20: The World's Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit Premiere - canceled
  • July 15: Virtual Event - Behind the Scenes Animal Care
     
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2019 Hive Events

  • January 26: Volunteer Day with The Presidio Trust
  • February 20: Movie Night in Morrison Planetarium 
  • March 21: Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour
  • April 25: Big Bang: Party After Dark
  • May 11: Sugarloaf Observatory Star Party
  • June 12: Exhibit Premiere of Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity
  • July 9: Summer of the Arts & Sciences
  • August 28: Corporate Greening: Building Sustainable Companies
  • September 21: California Coastal Cleanup Day
  • October 31: 5th Annual Halloween NightLife Private Lounge
  • December 17: Winter Member Night
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2018 Hive Events

  • January 20: Planting Party with Sloat Garden Center
  • February 15: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Academy Collections
  • March 27: Hive Movie Night in Morrison Planetarium
  • April 21: Lands End Coastal Nature Walk
  • May 10: Big Bang: Party After Dark
  • June 12: Giants of Land and Sea Exhibit Premiere
  • June 26: Summer of the Arts & Science
  • July 21: Volunteer Outing with Friends of the Urban Forest
  • August 23: Pub Trivia Night
  • September 22: St. George Spirits Tasting and Tour
  • October 25: 4th Annual Halloween NightLife Private Lounge
  • November 10: Tour of Golden Gate Park
  • December 11: Academy Member Holiday Night
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