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NightLife Admission: $15 ($12 Academy members)
Planetarium Passes: $3 (more info below)
21+ with ID

Select events subject to premier pricing: $22 ($18 Academy members).

 

Celebrate SF Beer Week with a foam-filled evening of brews. Sip your way through a pop-up beer hall with dozens of local breweries slinging crowd favorites and limited releases.

Music by Casual Feelings (Push the Feeling x Casual Fridays DJs)
Featuring Glenn Jackson, Kevin Meenan, Touchless, Matt Tammariello, and Ears of the Beholder

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Pop-Up Beer Hall
(1st floor)
6:00 - 10:00pm
----->  Take your time tasting the mighty fine selection of seasonal specials from different brewers including:

-----> Plus, do not miss NightLife’s signature craft beer, Aliciella Bitter, brewed by Magnolia  Brewing Company with plant types found on the Academy’s living roof.

Science of Suds
Project Lab
6p - 10p

  • Chat with plant and beer lovers from the California Native Plant Society, play a few “Beer and Botany” games, and learn about their IPAs (Important Plant Areas) for IPAs (India Pale Ales) project #IPAs4IPAs
  • Join Dr. Gordon Walker from UC Davis to get a closeup look at the microbial interactions that take place during fermentation and learn how modulating yeast metabolisms can affect the smell and taste of your favorite brews.

**Please Note**
Beer tasting tickets are available for purchase in African Hall. No cash will be accepted at tasting tables throughout the museum, only beer tickets.

Beer Ticket Prices:
$2 for 1 ticket
1-2 tickets for 3-ounce taste
4-6 tickets for 12-ounce full beer
Beer pricing varies at each tasting table

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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.

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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

Join us to explore the history and science of beer, taking full advantage of our 75-foot dome.

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Travel through space and time to experience the dramatic lives and deaths of stars. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.

9:30 pm

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

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Upcoming NightLife Events

April 4th at 6:00 pm

Unlock the mysteries of terroir with a night of sipping, smelling, and exploring the science of coffee and wine.

April 11th at 6:00 pm

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

April 18th at 6:00 pm

We asked, you chose: goats. Join us for a “viewers’ choice” GOAT NightLife, celebrating goats and the G.O.A.Ts.