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Don’t Swim with the Fishes, just Watch!

It’s a late night event- you love it during the day, but this is quite different and elegant! You can enjoy the glorious setting, enjoy dressing up, spend quality museum time with friends. It is the place to be.
The California Academy of Science is home to the Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Kimball Natural History Museum, and a 4-story living rainforest.
Ca Academy of Science
Come explore the Steinhart Aquarium which houses more than 38,000 animals; be taken aback by the Morrison Planetarium which provides a highly accurate and interactive view of the universe; discover the history of the earth and the course we’re on at the Kimball Natural History Museum and explore the rainforest . . . all on a Thursday Night!

Every Thursday from 6-10pm the California Academy of Sciences hosts NightLife by transforming the museum into a 21 and over venue complete with cocktails, music, and mingling! That means no crowds, no children & no strollers and half-price admission.

Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
Location: Music Concourse Dr. in beautiful Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118

please note: The Academy of Sciences does not hold tickets at Will Call,and it is hard to find people inside, so if you are meeting with a group of friends, be organized and allow for traffic and time to find parking, so you can arrive as a group.

SF Academy of Sciences, June 3!

Honoring our Oceans!

On THURSDAY, JUNE 3, you won’t want to miss NightLife, featuring the debut of “Ocean Voices”
6:00 – 10:00 pm (“Ocean Voices” performances at 7:30 and 8:30 pm).

This is an ongoing event, on June 3 it has a speciall Ocean theme:
Every Thursday night, the Academy opens its doors from 6-10 pm for NightLife, a chance for adults to explore the museum in a whole new light. This week, the Academy celebrates World Oceans Day and the 100th anniversary of Jacques Cousteau’s birth with the debut performance of “Ocean Voices” by sound artist Halsey Burgund. Two of Jacques’s grandchildren, Celine Cousteau and Fabien Cousteau, will give a brief talk before each performance of “Ocean Voices.” Additionally, Crucible Industrial Arts will be on hand to create underwater scenes from blown glass, and Plastic Century will be unveiled, a new installation created by scientists, futurists and artists about the increasing amounts of plastic in our oceans since Jacques Cousteau’s birth. As always, visitors can also dance to one of San Francisco’s most popular DJs, enjoy food and cocktails, and mingle with the like-minded while exploring the Academy’s world-class exhibits and meeting aquarium critters. NightLife is for those ages 21 and over; a valid ID is required for entry.  Admission is $12 per person ($10 Academy  members). California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park.  (415) 379-8000. www.calacademy.org/nightlife.

California Academy of Sciences comes BACK

Spending hours at the fish roundabout was heaven, and Butterball the manatee was a superstar. It all seems so long ago, but our SF Aquarium is back. With an amazing green design, a living roof, coral reef, rain forest exhibit. I can hardly wait. The 410,000 sq. foot wonder will be ready to open and the end of September. The architect, Renzo Piano, has created a marvel, after 3 years of construction.  Can you imagine, there are 2.5 acres of green roof garden?!

Big Bang Opening Gala, September 25.

Now that the Academy has been open for awhile, I had heard such great and enthusiastic comments from people that have gone to check it out. It is a great place to start a family tradition: going to check out the new exhibits and having a picnic afterwards.  Kids remember these outings, and it helps them to come to know their world up close and through their OWN experience.