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We loved our time here! Only regret was not getting the VIP passes but still got to see just about all of what we went to see.
We had so much fun. On a arrival we found DJ playing a rather but fun mix of eclectic music. We loved the Penguins, the free planetarium show and the aquarium. We also had dinner there in the café which tasty and great value. Throughout the evening there seemed to be lots of fun activities going on as we heard announcements about both salsa and belly dancing classes about to begin, we didn't join in as we didn't have time. We left about 9pm as it got very busy at this time.
Top tip: All persons must carry photo id on this trip to prove they are over 21 as they will be asked for it prior to entry.
Really fun! Plan what you want to see in advance and go for the most popular things first e.g Rainforest and Earthquake sim. Music wasn't to my taste at all but other than that a great evening!
Laura All Over
If you're in San Francisco on a Thursday evening, don't miss Nightlife! Not only are there activities and drinks, it's also a totally different and unique experience to be in the museum after dark. We went during the holiday season and got to make reindeer antlers (there were also several other crafts), tried a bunch of Ghirardelli chocolate, saw real reindeer, watched the jellyfish float around their aquariums, and looked through a telescope on the roof. Whether you live in SF and want to try something new or you're just visiting, I'd highly recommend Nightlife!
I love Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences! The nighttime experience is great fun since there are djs, food and drinks, and no children. The night I went, they were hosting a Christmas themed event, so I got to make reindeer antlers, take photos in a photo booth and even meet some real reindeer! The aquarium part is also really fun because there are a lot of really cool creatures to see. And up on the living roof, they had a telescope set up to see Jupiter!
My husband and I spent one day of our honeymoon exploring San Francisco before heading to Puerto Vallarta. We had a great time and the NightLife at academy of sciences was the perfect final stop of a perfect day.
First of all being VIP was cool with our own private reception of free cocktails and finger sandwiches. Plenty of both . Behind the scenes tour of the gem vault and the the taxidermy lab. Cool. Then to be first into the Planetarium and the other lines was flawless. Only way to do it. The other perk was parking was so easy on the street, all other visitors were leaving when we were arriving.
If you are on Thursday in San Francisco just go there and enjoy!!
Amazing tour,so much was happening there we ran out of time. Only negative thing was the planetarium, it was about the earthquakes and nothing else. If we had know we would have skipped it. Great cocktails too
Good place to go for a Thursday night with a difference planetarium was amazing as was the academy of science