What To Expect
The hottest event on the social calendar - come find out what everyone's talking about!
Express entry into the building
A welcome reception with an open bar & appetizers in a reserved cocktail area
A one-hour behind-the-scenes tour with a private viewing of some of the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection, and interaction with Academy researchers
VIP access to the four story Rainforests of the World exhibit
When the lights go down, the fun begins. Every Thursday night from 18:00 to 22:00, the California Academy of Sciences is transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science, mingling and cocktails for visitors 21 and older.
The Academy is the only place on the planet to combine an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and four story rainforest under a 2.5 acre living roof.
After the tour guests also get to explore the museum and all of its exhibits, enjoy world-class music, programs, and activities.
Skip the Line NightLife ticket
One-hour behind-the-scenes tour
Reserved seating to lectures
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
NightLife VIP Tour Program begins promptly at 18:00.
NightLife operates from 18:00 to 22:00.
Guests have to be at least 21 years old to be allowed entry. Valid picture ID is required.
Outside beverages are not allowed into the museum during NightLife.
Food and additional cocktails are available for purchase after the tour.
The Rainforest of the World exhibit is only open until 20:00. The animals need the cycle of day and night to mimic their natural environment to stay healthy.
Main floor activities, DJs and performers change from week to week.
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2 hours and 30 minutes
2 days / 1 night