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Plan ahead and save! Buy online at least one day in advance to lock in the lowest price on NightLife tickets. For more information, see our Plan-Ahead Pricing FAQ.

NightLife is 21+ with ID. Last entry to rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Planetarium passes available for purchase online.

Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife explores the fascinating science of human health and wellness from the inside out.

Deep Sea Yoga
Philippine Coral Reef
6:15, 7:15, and 8:15 PM

  • Put on a pair of headphones and roll out a yoga mat in front of the colorful and relaxing Philippine Coral Reef to get in the flow with a yoga session led by Outdoor Yoga SF.

Performance: Matan Berkowitz
African Hall
8:30 PM

  • Matan Berkowitz plays music using hand movements with his invention, the Airstrument, turning motion into sound. Check out an impromptu performance and live talk about his work in making music as accessible to as many people as possible.

Brain & Body Showcase
Project Lab
6 - 10 PM

  • Meet researchers from Stanford’s Brain Development Research Project, which seeks to understand how cognitive, math, language, and social abilities develop in children and learn about what it means to model the brain via artificial neural networks.

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NIGHTLIFE TIPS

  • Last entry for the 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 craft cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
  • Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

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PLANETARIUM PASSES

  • Planetarium passes are required for the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm shows.
  • Passes are $3 each and may be purchased online or at the ticket window. Since shows do sell out, we always recommend buying in advance.
  • The 6:30 pm live show is always free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please arrive at the planetarium 15 minutes before your ticketed showtime for seating. We run a tight spaceship!

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FOOD & DRINK

  • A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe 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

6:30 pm, 9:30 pm

Explore the immense scale of the known Universe in this live presentation that leaves Earth far behind.

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Lose yourself in mesmerizing forms and colors, featuring music from Shigeto and local artists.

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Upcoming NightLife Events

November 21st at 6:00 pm

Sink your teeth into BiteLife, celebrating the science of taste and flavor.

December 5th at 6:00 pm

Channel your inner Jedi during an evening of galactic entertainment inspired by a galaxy far, far away.

December 12th at 6:00 pm

’Tis the season to stuff those stockings and shop locally with a merry marketplace curated by SF Bazaar.