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Member Tickets: $12
Non-Member Tickets: $15
Ages 21+, ID required for entry.

This week, NightLife explores the science and beauty of motion in the natural world—and on the dance floor.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Dance Hall
(African Hall)

7:00pm
​-----> Head to African Hall to test out your best '90s hip hop dance moves with a class taught by ConfiDance studio.

8:00pm
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 Harness your inner diva with a Beyonce inspired dance class from ConfiDance studio.  Your high heels are welcome!

9:00pm
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 Join a rhythm and motion class from Dudley Flores, instructor and choreographer at Alonzo King LINES Dance Center and ODC School.

Speck: The Golden Record
​(Piazza)
7:30 & 8:30pm
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 In the Piazza, choreographer Katerina Wong presents Speck, a dance performance about humans, space exploration, and the connections between the two, using sounds from the Voyager Golden Record and other NASA missions.

Animal Movements
(East Pavilion)
6:00 - 10:00pm
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Explore human-animal relationships with Humanimal, an interactive projection that lets you communicate with a gorilla. 

Science of Movement
(Project Lab)
6:00 - 10:00pm

-----> Learn about human and robotic movements side-by-side with San Francisco State University’s Department of Kinesiology.

Show off you new moves in the Coral Reef with music by Sweater Funk DJs

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NIGHTLIFE TIPS

  • Hurry! Last entry for our Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
     
  • Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
     
  • Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
     
  • Programming lineup subject to change.

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PLANETARIUM PASSES

  • Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.

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FOOD & DRINK

  • A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6 – 9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace, and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
     
  • Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!

All bars accept cash and credit cards.

Music

Planetarium Shows

8:30 pm

Journey through the San Andreas fault, delve into Earth's core & explore the seismic science of earthquakes.

6:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Learn how astronomers use motions of stars and galaxies to explore black holes, dark matter, and more!

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Upcoming NightLife Events

August 31st at 6:00 pm

Enjoy some “Adult Chemistry” with Drake’s Brewing Co. and stories from the field with Dr. Jason G. Goldman.

September 7th at 6:00 pm

Break down the science of fermentation—from beer to cheese and everything in between!

September 14th at 6:00 pm

Chill out with sample-based electronic music from Ryan Hemsworth & Qrion, presented by Popscene.

September 21st at 6:00 pm

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

NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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