What To Expect
The hottest event on the social calendar - come find out what everyone's talking about!
A visit to the California Academy of Sciences doesn't have to end just because the sun goes down - it's when the real fun begins!
Here's your opportunity to experience a whole new side of the Academy at NightLife, every Thursday night from 18:00 to 22:00. See it transform into a lively venue filled with music & mingling, provocative science, special activities and cocktails to create a uniquely sophisticated evening for visitors aged 21 and over.
Groove to San Francisco's hippest DJ's and performers, explore all of the Academy's exhibits and shows, meet locals and visitors from around the world all while sipping your favorite cocktail.
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
NightLife operates from 18:00 to 22:00. Last admission is at 21:00
Guests have to be at least 21 years old to be allowed entry. Valid picture ID is required.
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.
Outside beverages are not allowed into the museum during NightLife.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 days / 1 night
2 hours and 30 minutes