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NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, California 94118
Get into the groove for our annual celebration of equality, self-expression, and San Francisco Pride! Join drag queen extraordinaire Heklina
, host of the weekly “Mother” party at SF Oasis
, for “Got To Be (Sur)Real!”, a drag show of fabulously unparalleled proportions.
Music by Hella Gay
Dance Party and Swagger Like Us
→ Add some moves to your repertoire for the weekend parties to come with dance classes from ConfiDance Fitness
instructors: ”Don’t Worry, Beyoncé” and “Twerk it Out.”
→ In the Coral Reef, experience the celebratory, sexy stylings of DJs from Oakland’s exuberant Hella Gay Dance Party.
→ Inside the piazza, unleash your inner dance floor diva with a high-energy set by Swagger Like Us.
→ Celebrate the launch of 500 Queer Scientists, a project created by the Academy’s Dr. Lauren Esposito and Sean Edgerton to raise the visibility of LGBTQ+ people (and allies) working in science, science education, and science advocacy.
→ At the Project Lab, visit with Bridge HIV
and pick up a free care package, learn about diverse queer histories through independent publishing with the Bay Area Queer Zine Fest
, and make festive rainbow molecular gastronomy balls with representatives from [email protected]
→ Did you know that some of your favorite celestial constellations have queer histories? Check out a special planetarium presentation of «Stargayze» at 6:30 and 7:30 pm, followed by two showings of «Earthquake».
* Please note: This event is subject to premier pricing. *
NEW! RESERVED PLANETARIUM PASSES
— Guarantee your seat under the stars! Reserve a Planetarium Pass to select your showtime in advance. Optional, but recommended. $3 per pass. Available online only.
— Free passes will still be available onsite at the planetarium kiosk on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.
— Last entry for our Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
— 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.