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California Academy of Sciences NightLife Admission Ticket

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Pair science with San Francisco nightlife and you have NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. This is the perfect, child-free way to explore the museum after hours. Make your way inside and enjoy a lively venue of music, provocative science, and exhibits.
  • After-hours entry to the California Academy of Sciences
  • A chance to the Academy of Sciences without children present
  • Purchase food and drinks to enhance your experience
  • Includes free admission to the Morrison Planetarium (reservations available on a first come first served basis)
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Nightlife music and entertainment - program changes weekly
All exhibits and shows (subject to availability)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks (available for purchase, cash bars)

Departure Point

California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118-4503

Departure Time

6:00 PM
Come find out why Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences is the hottest event on everyone's social calendar. Upon arrival skip the long entrance lines then, savor drinks at the bar, chat it up with friends, and marvel at the novel nightlife scene with pulsing music.

Check out Claude the albino alligator, head over to the African Hall, see the African Penguins, and gain access to the 4-story rain forest. During this time, there will be food and additional cocktails available for purchase. Note: last entry to the rainforest dome is 7:45pm.
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Stop At:  
California Academy of Sciences
Enjoy after-hours entry to the California Academy of Sciences at NightLife, every Thursdays from 6-10 pm. This weekly event for guests aged 21+ features all of the Academy’s exhibits, music, cocktails, and a weekly scientific theme! 
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Morrison Planetarium
Morrison Planetarium is the largest all-digital dome in the world. With a state-of-the art projector, visitors have an unparalleled view of the universe. NOTE: Passes to planetarium shows are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for admission is 21 years, valid picture ID required at check-in, no exceptions
  • Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available at the Coat Check on a first come, first served basis
  • The interactive map includes a sensory guide for guests with noise, visual, touch, and smell sensitivities.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The planetarium will remain closed until further notice
  • OPERATED BY California Academy of Sciences

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during California Academy of Sciences NightLife Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by California Academy of Sciences NightLife Admission Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during California Academy of Sciences NightLife Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by California Academy of Sciences NightLife Admission Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during California Academy of Sciences NightLife Admission Ticket?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by California Academy of Sciences NightLife Admission Ticket.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during California Academy of Sciences NightLife Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by California Academy of Sciences NightLife Admission Ticket.

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  • "You can experience the typical places during the daylight, and hit the CAS enjoying it with lights and drinks." See review

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Great night, very interesting and much...
AMANDA CLAIR G
, May 2018
Great night, very interesting and much better to have the VIP experience
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This was a fun experience. They...
Cheri J
, Mar 2018
This was a fun experience. They offered some fun presentations and great drinks at the bars. It was nice to be surrounded by fellow “adults” for more “adult” time to explore the museum. They also played fun music in the background. Buy planetarium tickets early because they sell out quickly.
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Really fun way to get to know the...
setrab
, Nov 2017
Really fun way to get to know the place as a visitor, and blend in the local night life. Ejoyed the place the music and learned couple new things. Also great way to get the most from, San Francisco. You can experience the typical places during the daylight, and hit the CAS enjoying it with lights and drinks.
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This was an amazing place. After...
Catherine D
, Aug 2017
This was an amazing place. After hours was great. The behind the scenes tour was wonderful too!
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The C.A.S NightLife VIP is the...
BO
, May 2017
The C.A.S NightLife VIP is the best way to see this Living Document of Science. Short- to no lines, free drinks and great sandwiches and a very special guided tour with fun people. You don't want to miss this Science class like you skipped in High School. BUS 37r takes you right to the entrance and there is a stop across the street to take you back. Get the City Pass.....BO
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This was a fun evening. Spend the...
umbagr1
, Aug 2016
This was a fun evening. Spend the extra 20 for the VIP ticket. You get a one hour open bar and go the the head of the line to get into the rain forest and the planetarium and earthquake exhibit. The place was packed and avoiding the lines was worth the extra money. Hip. young crowd, DJ. live music, what's not to like? This is worth doing on the Thursday night that they offer the Night at the Museum.
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The night visit to the California...
William Tanoto T
, Aug 2016
The night visit to the California Academy of Sciences was something different from the usual visit to the museum. The crowd was obviously more interested in the drinks, but opening up the museum beyond the usual working hours meant that you get most of the day to do other interesting things in SF before going to visit this museum. The museum is huge, very different from other natural history museum. Definitely worth a visit.
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Interesting night - I recommend...
Heather L
, Aug 2016
Interesting night - I recommend going when it opens, as we went late and didn't have much time to explore and try the different drinks at different stations. More exhibits could have been open, but the event seemed popular enough it was sold out when we arrived.
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amazing place and V.I.P. trip well...
John C
, May 2015
amazing place and V.I.P. trip well worth the extra cost.
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Drink as much as you can in the open...
Eugene Y
, Mar 2015
Drink as much as you can in the open bar at the beginning of the tour cause it costs you money to get a drink after the tour.
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