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NIGHTLIFE at the California Academy of Science, Golden Gate Park

Posted By Michael P. Kelly, FOPS , Sunday, April 14, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nightlife runs from 6 -10 pm on Thursdays nights at the California Academy of Science (for Adults 21+). This is one the worlds largest natural history museums with an Aquarium, Planaterium, and Rainforest, all under one roof. Scattered throughout are bar-stations selling alcohol and food, with either DJ or band for entertainment. Admission is $12.00 per person and well worth it! Where else can you enjoy sips and apps while walking through a rainforest, or watching researchers dissecting specimens, or enjoying a view of the stars on the rooftop? This is a VERY popular activity in SF, so get your tickets online if possible –we didn't and had to wait in a long line to get in. Each Thursday there are activities that introduce visitors to cutting-edge science in an informal, social atmosphere. In addtion, some weeks they will have robot demonstrations, chocolate tastings, performance art, film screenings, and talks by the likes of Jean-Michel Cousteau, Buzz Aldrin, or adventurer David de Rothschild. The aquarium has a glass tunnel and you have sharks swimming all around and above you. The rainforest is very interesting as you wind your way up an open staircase from the "jungle floor” to the tree-tops. Once insdie the Academy, you can purchase tickets to the Planetarium shows which are really spectacular! Programming details for each week are available at 
 NightLife VIP Tours offer visitors the opportunity for a more exclusive Thursday evening experience. Tickets ($59 per person) include admission to NightLife, a one-hour behind-the-scenes tour featuring the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection and interaction with Academy researchers in the lab, express entry into the building, an open bar in a reserved cocktail area prior to the tour, VIP access to the Rainforest, and a reserved pass for the 8:30 planetarium show.

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