• NightLife illustration
    Artwork by Nigel Sussman
  • Trex
    Photo by Tim Williamson
  • coral reef
    Photo by Milan Bhatt
  • DJ performance
    Photo by Celeste Lindahl
  • Docent
    Photo by Milan Bhatt
  • Rainforest
    Photo by Tim Williamson
  • Hot Flash Heat Wave
    Photo By John Hartsfield
  • Amazon exhibit
    Photo by Milan Bhatt
  • Project Lab
    Photo by Jason Mongue
  • live painting
    Photo by Jason Mongue
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Member Tickets: $12*
Non-Member Tickets: $15*
Ages 21+ with ID.

*Please note: select events are subject to premier pricing ($18 for members, $22 for non-members).

Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails as you set out with friends on a journey to the stars and the depths of the sea. 

Explore a unique theme each week and after-hours access to all Academy exhibits.

Upcoming Events

February 8th at 6:00 pm

Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival takes over NightLife with a very special DJ set from Toro Y Moi.

SF Beer Week
February 15th at 6:00 pm

Hear from local beer and spirit masters as NightLife partners with SF Beer Week for a refreshing event.

coral reef tank
February 22nd at 6:00 pm

Tonight, we spotlight the wonder of coral reefs during an evening of science exploration with Academy experts.

Succulent Wall
March 1st at 6:00 pm

Grow a green thumb and learn the down and dirty about succulents, cactus, terrariums and everything in between!

March 8th at 6:00 pm

Tenticles, Slime, Blobs and Jellies - Tonight, Nightlife celebrates the non-cuddly creatures of the world.

March 15th at 6:00 pm

Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife explores the fascinating world of human health and wellness.

computer chip
March 22nd at 6:00 pm

Get your dose of mechanical mayhem as NightLife hosts a salute to all things robotic.