California Academy of Sciences NightLife

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Come find out why Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences is the hottest event on everyone's social calendar! As the sun goes down, this famous San Francisco museum is transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science and exhibits! Choose to enjoy unlimited cocktails prior to your behind-the-scenes tour with an optional Nightlife VIP Tour upgrade. Reserve your tickets now and get ready for an educated and fun evening at the Academy!

Science goes sexy! Come see what happens when science and the San Francisco nightlife scene converge. This is the perfect, child-free way to explore the museum after hours. Upon arrival at the Academy, you'll receive express entry into the museum. Mingle with friends, enjoy drinks at the bar with upbeat music and simply relax as the world around you transforms into a nightlife scene you've never witnessed before! Alternatively, select the VIP Tour Upgrade with Cocktails option at time of bookingand you'll gain access to the reserved bar area for unlimited cocktails prior to the commencement of your guided tour.

Join a one-hour behind-the-scenes tour, with a private viewing of some of the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection. Learn all about the various exhibits and animals, interact with some of the Academy's scientists and discover fun facts about our planet's diversity and biology.

Then you're on your own to explore the Academy at your leisure! Head over to Penguin Hall, hang out with Claude the albino alligator and gain VIP access to the four-story rainforest! During this time, there will be food and additional cocktails available for purchase. Your ticket also includes a reserved pass for the 8:30pm Planetarium Show.

What's included

  • Admission ticket
  • Nightlife music and entertainment - program changes weekly
  • All exhibits and shows (subject to availability)
  • Admission ticket
  • Open bar prior to your tour
  • Reserved seating at 8:30pm planetarium show
  • Vip access into rainforest
  • 1-hour behind the scenes tour

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks (available for purchase, cash bars)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) after your tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)