Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Travel
  3. International Travel

Nightlife Events at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco

See also

Nightlife event at the Cal Academy of Science


Every Thursday night the California Academy of Sciences opens their doors in a unique way. By day the museum caters to children, families and schools. But on Thursday nights the museum transforms into an adult intellectual haven. Complete with a DJ, alcohol and special movies in the planetarium. Each week is a different theme as well, allowing the kid in you to taste, try and explore to your hearts content.

Upcoming theme nights include:

  • Halloween Nightlife (Oct 31): You can "Face off with your inner monster with the help of manic makeup artists, touch slimy specimens (including human brains!) in an Organ Lab, and take part in a giant squid dissection."
  • Gentleman's Nightlife (Nov 7): "Learn how to keep your head sharp with a barbering demo courtesy of Peoples Barber" while you "put a little hair on your chest while sipping your way through a whiskey lounge in African Hall."
  • Metamorphosis NightLife (Nov 14): "From giant interactive puzzles and short performance pieces documenting bizarre animal behaviors, to movement-based music and large-scale projections."

Nightlife is every Thursday from 6-10 pm and is 21 and over. Tickets are $12 ($10 if you're already a member).

Several restaurants and local eateries are nearby as well as the Muni transportation system. The museum is located in Golden Gate Park right across from the Japanese Tea Garden.




  • Small towns hold treasures
    Small towns and their communities hold treasures and precious memories
    16 Photos
  • Migis Lodge
    Migis Lodge is in South Casco, Maine is not the standard lakeside summer resort
    15 Photos
  • Henry Street
    Venerable winemaker Henry Street no longer tends his grapes
    5 Photos
  • Amazing roadside art
    Americana art was first seen painted on the roofs of barns across our country
    5 Photos
  • Hawaiian style kalua turkey
    Try quick cooking Hawaiian style kalua turkey and cabbage in a pressure cooker
    6 Photos
  • Susan Ruth
    Seattle native Susan Ruth is back with her first new LP in ten years
    5 Photos