Come find out why Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences is the hottest event on everyone's social calendar. Upon arrival, savor drinks at the bar, chat it up with friends, and marvel at the novel nightlife scene with pulsing music.
During a 1-hour guided tour, learn all about the exhibits and animals, meet some of the Academy's scientists, and discover fun facts about our planet's diversity and biology. Enjoy a private viewing of some of the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection.
Then, wander around the Academy on your own. Check out Claude the albino alligator, head over to the Penguin Hall, and gain VIP access to the 4-story rain forest. 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.
Alternatively, select the VIP Tour Upgrade with Cocktails
option at time of booking and mosey over the 30-minute private reception with cocktails to the start of your 1-hour guided tour.Upgrade to VIP Tour:
- Entry to the Academy of Sciences and access to NightLife event
- 30-minute private reception and two complimentary cocktails per guest prior to tour (served from 6-6:30pm)
- Complimentary light bites
- A 1-hour, behind-the-scenes tour with private viewing of the Vault—home to highlights of the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection
- Interactions with Academy researchers in the Project Lab
- VIP access to the Osher Rain Forest
- A reserved pass for the 8:30 pm planetarium show (show ends at approximately 9:05pm)
- Note: the rainforest closes at 7:45pm