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Go big this week as NightLife gets really, really small to discover the wonderful world of the microscopic. Learn about the latest cutting-edge advances in exploring and explaining the science of small.
Microscopes, Microbes & Mycology
6:00 -10:00pm, Join some of the Bay Area’s cutting-edge labs in checking out teeny-tiny things, including:
- Novozymes - a local company developing sustainable products and bio-enzymes
- Brittney Nguyen, UC Berekeley - DNA of microorganisms
- PrakashLab & Foldscope - Scanning Electron Microscope and Foldscope; a portable origami microscope
- Merritt Microscopy - mushrooms and more, under the microscope!
- San Francisco Microscopical Society - Peek through the microscope to get a close up look
- UCSF’s Turnbaugh Lab - Microbiome
Eureka Comedy Podcast
7:30 & 8:30, For a change of scope, get ready for big laughs with Eureka Comedy Science Show, an interactive show featuring scientists from Indie Bio.
6:00 - 10:00pm, Look to the future with Indie Bio, the world’s largest biotech accelerator, and some of the exciting, promising young companies they’ve helped fund including:
- Animal Biome - Microbiome sequencing and treatments for dogs and cats
- Finless Foods - Growing fish meat from stem cells to save the oceans
- The Not Co - Plant-based dairy products made by combining ingredients on the molecular level
- Sugarlogix - Creating sugars with pre-biotic functions
6:00 - 10:00pm, Put on your amateur entomologist hat and head outside to the garden to explore the amazing world of insects with Save Nature (and maybe even hold a few!).
Music by DJ Bobby McCole (of Pyramid Records)
- 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.
- 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.
FOOD & DRINK
- A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 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.
Take a tour of the Universe with a sprinkling of the hottest news stories from astronomy and the space sciences!
Journey through the San Andreas fault, delve into Earth's core & explore the seismic science of earthquakes.
Upcoming NightLife Events
It’s that time of year—when toothy sharks and thirsty humans unite for a salute to brews with an aquatic twist.
The NightLife LIVE season comes to a close with a dreamy, fuzzed out performance from DIIV and Black Marble.
Explore the mysteries beyond our solar system with a night dedicated to the search for extraterrestrials.
The creatures come out at NightLife when the Academy transforms into a spine-tingling tribute to '80s horror.
NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.