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NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, California 94118
Channel your inner Jedi during an evening of galactic entertainment inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Wander among droids and stormtroopers and come in costume to celebrate your favorite epic space saga.
Presented by Noise Pop, DoTheBay, and Deep Eddy Vodka
Live performance by starRo
DJ sets by:
Angel Baby (Shannon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams)
Cathedrals with Popstack
Make It Funky
→ Step into the Cantina (aka the Academy’s central Piazza) to grab a drink and catch a live performance by Grammy-nominated electronic artist Shinya Mizoguchi, alias starRo, and his band. Based in LA, the Japanese producer’s sound blends electronic music with elements of jazz, R&B, and hip hop.
→ Brave the world of snow and ice and take a twirl on our seasonal ice rink (aka Hoth). Guest DJs, presented by DoTheBay and Deep Eddy Vodka, will spin tunes to help inspire your moves.
(*** Ice skating sessions are 45-minutes long, include skate rental, and begin at 7, 8, and 9 pm. Add one to your NightLife ticket for $12/$10 members.***)
→ Get into character during a lightsaber workshop by Golden Gate Knights, and prepare to be wowed by an epic lightsaber battle.
→ Pose for photos with The 501st Legion—aka Vader’s Fist—and other local costume clubs.
→ Get new art for your walls from the pop-surrealist and sci-fi loving artists from the Paint Pens Collective.
→ Wind your way through Kashyyyk (aka the four-story rainforest dome), stargaze from Cloud City (aka the Living Roof), and board the Death Star (aka Morrison Planetarium) for an Earth Update with Shannon Bennett, the Academy’s Chief of Science and infectious disease expert, followed by three screenings of «Worlds Far, Far Away».
— NIGHTLIFE TIPS:
— Last entry for our Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
— Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.
— Enjoy a different fresh seasonal «craft on draft» cocktail at each NightLife bar area. All bars accept cash and credit cards.
— A variety of food options are available at NightLife, including The Academy Café, The Terrace, and a food cart located in the front lobby.
— Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
— Programming lineup subject to change.