On April 23, The Hive invites you to get wild at Party After Dark, our biggest event of the year! Enjoy inspired libations, late-night bites, and a danceable DJ set by indietronica all-stars Passion Pit as you explore an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—all under one living roof. Plus, you can take pride in knowing that you're partying with a purpose: All proceeds from Party After Dark and Big Bang Gala support the Academy's mission to explore, explain, and sustain life, from transformative field trips for students in the Bay Area to critical biodiversity research around the world.
Tickets and packages
Hurry—Early Bird tickets won't last!
- Super Early Bird: $90 SOLD OUT!
- Early Bird: $100 limited availability!
- Individual: $125
VIP tickets and packages:
- Individual VIP: $175
Exclusive lounge access with elevated cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and more
- VIP Lounge Upgrade: $2,500 for a table for 10
Reserved table and dedicated bottle service for 10 in the exclusive VIP Lounge
- Ultra VIP Lounge Upgrade & Bottle Service: $5,000 for a table for 10
New! Includes premier reserved seating in Piazza for Passion Pit, a scheduled meet-and-greet, and reserved table and dedicated bottle service for 10 in the exclusive VIP Lounge
About the event
Featuring Passion Pit (DJ set)!
Channel your passion for the planet onto the dance floor as indie royalty Passion Pit fills the Piazza with the Bay Area's movers and shakers.
Venture outside to marvel at "Swarm," where larger-than-life robotic insects lurk along the perimeter of the East Garden.
Go VIP and enjoy exclusive lounges, bottle service, elevated headliner viewing areas, and a private meet-and-greet with the band.
Speaker: Benjamin Von Wong
Benjamin Von Wong is an artist whose collaborations give dramatic life to the environmental impact of waste, from single-use plastics to fast fashion to discarded electronics. By bringing together communities, non-profits, and for-profits, he aims to inspire change through indelible artistic expressions. His work has been commissioned by corporations including Starbucks, Nike, Dell and others to highlight and amplify their sustainability efforts. Learn about his work first-hand with a presentation in the Planetarium.
VIP Lounge: DJ Ardalan
Born in Tehran, Iran, San Francisco’s DJ Ardalan has generated mass appeal thanks to energetic, unexpected, bass-heavy mixes playing in clubs for nearly a decade. In 2019 he released his hotly anticipated debut album, Mr. Good, on San Francisco-based cult label Dirtybird Records.