Tickets for California Academy of Sciences: Nightlife Ticket

Embrace the unexpected with an evening full of music, creatures, and cocktails

California Academy of Sciences
Registered address: California Academy of Sciences, 94118, San Francisco, US
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Start time: 18:00
Wheelchair accessible: The Academy is fully wheelchair accessible, welcoming manual and electric wheelchairs.
Smartphone tickets accepted
Duration: 4h
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Start time: 18:00
Duration: 4h
Wheelchair accessible: The Academy is fully wheelchair accessible, welcoming manual and electric wheelchairs.
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

What's included

Unique after-hours access to all the Academy's exhibits
Special talks, demonstrations, and performances
Live music and DJs

What's not included

Food and drinks

Where you'll go

Landmarks you'll see

  • Golden Gate Park
  • Explore the California Academy of Sciences at night, at these high-concept events that show one of the world's greatest natural history museums in a completely new light! (Ages 21+, ID required for entry)
  • Prepare to be dazzled by the state-of-the-art rainforest dome, aquarium, and planetarium, with special performances and talks, as well as all the regular exhibits and facilities
  • Sip themed cocktails and craft beers as you groove along to live bands and DJs – the perfect soundtrack for a very special evening

Tired of the bar scene? Trade boozers for blowfish and bullfrogs with this unique evening experience. Every Thursday, the California Academy of Sciences throws its doors open for an adults-only jamboree. Sip cocktails, explore the exhibits and get down to live music and DJs in one of the largest natural history museums in the world.

Cali's Academy of Sciences is already spectacular enough, but it's time to see it in a whole new light – twilight. It's already an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest biosphere, and natural history museum, and now it's the coolest evening hangout around.

Each night has a unique theme. One Thursday you might be exploring the far reaches of outer space, the next you'll be scouring the depths of the ocean, or journeying to the Earth's core.

Special guest speakers, performance artists, musicians and technical wizardry combine to ensure an evening that's every bit as educational as it is spectacularly entertaining.

Act quick, tickets for these exclusive events are in high demand and sell out fast!

  • Scan your smartphone ticket at the turnstiles and enjoy your visit!
  • Last entry into the rainforest dome is 7:30 pm
  • All food and drink must be enjoyed in the Café or outdoor
  • Access the planetarium by scanning the QR code in the lobby as soon as you arrive

Getting There

  • Streetcar: N-Judah Muni Metro (wheelchair-accessible) to 9th Avenue and Irving Street
  • Bus: Line 44 O'Shaughnessy to Tea Garden Drive, or Line 5 Fulton to 8th Avenue and Fulton Street
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
California Academy of Sciences
55,Music Concourse Drive, 94118, San Francisco
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

12 verified customer reviews
3 reviews
nora,  United States United States
11 Mar 2023
It was a wonderful experience! And the fact that they sold drinks and food made it more fun but everything was so enjoyable
NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences
Katherine,  United States United States
27 May 2022
Fabulous, really enjoyed the planetarium show! Truly amazing!
NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences
Natalia,  United States United States
05 Nov 2019
The music playing in different areas was awesome, the option to purchase drinks also pretty nice
NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences

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