NightLife At The Academy Of Sciences Is Back For 2022

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

NightLife At The Academy Of Sciences Is Back For 2022

NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences is one of our favorite ongoing events, and we’re thrilled to see it kicking off 2022 with some awesome themed soirees after dark! The popular Thursday night festivities feature live DJs, outdoor bars, ambience lighting, and more alongside the Academy’s nearly 40,000 animal residents.

Here’s what’s on the docket for the next few weeks: 

Photo by Gayle Laird, courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

At these adults-only (21+) events, guests can experience the Academy in a whole new light. Explore the four-story Osher Rainforest aflutter with free-flying birds and butterflies (last entry 7:30pm), or the enormous living Philippine Coral Reef, one of the largest such exhibits in the world. Morrison Planetarium is also available with four showtimes, which you can attend with a $5 Planetarium pass. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Claude the albino alligator before enjoying a craft cocktail and small bites on the West Garden outdoor patio.

Current exhibitions include Venom for an up-close look at venomous species, and the BigPicture nature photography exhibition.

Courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

The Academy requires guests to abide by all Covid precautions, which include wearing a mask, social distancing, and providing proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours. All food and drink must be consumed outdoors, and the museum will enforce timed ticket entry and capacity limits.

Be sure to book your NightLife ticket ASAP, as tickets often sell out! Prices vary between $15-22 and Planetarium passes cost another $5.


Photo by Kathryn Whitney, courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

The Academy of Sciences has some of the most advanced research facilities and fascinating exhibits in the world. If you haven’t been to the Academy (or if, like us, it’s been way too long since your last visit), there’s no limit to the amazing experiences you can have.

Find the Academy of Sciences at 55 Music Concourse Drive in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.


Featured image: Photo by Tim Williamson, courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

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