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California Academy of Sciences NightLife VIP Tour


Off-Campus Student Activity
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SFCM Students! We have a deal for you: $20 tickets (that's over half off the regular price!) for the NightLife VIP Tour at California Academy of Sciences. Sign-up and get your ticket now at the Student Services Center. The event begins at 6 PM so please arrive there on time! Ticket includes light snacks, two cocktails/drinks, and reserved seating to the planetarium show. The event is for those 21 years old and older.

Every Thursday night, the Academy transforms into San Francisco's most popular cultural night spot—a lively venue filled with provocative science, music, creatures, and cocktails—as visitors ages 21 and older get a chance to explore the museum after dark. Each weekly installment features something new and different.

Join us on a NightLife VIP Tour! Enjoy a 30-minute private reception with cocktails (first two are on us!) and light bites before setting out on a behind-the-scenes tour featuring our sparkling gem vault, a stop inside our scientific collections, and more. NightLife VIP Tour guests also enjoy reserved planetarium seats.

  • Arrive at 6 pm and enter through the Membership entrance. Meet at VIP check-in inside the lobby to receive your tour badge and further instructions
  • Drinks and snacks begin at 6 pm
  • Tour leaves promptly at 6:30 pm
  • Redeem reserved planetarium passes at 8:30 pm (show ends at approximately 9:05 pm)
  • Dinner is available for purchase at the Academy Café post-tour

Each NightLife VIP Tour ticket includes event admission and:

  • Express entry into the Academy and rainforest exhibit
  • 30-minute private reception and two complimentary cocktails per guest
  • Complimentary light bites
  • A one-hour, behind-the-scenes tour with private viewing of the Vault—home to highlights of the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection
  • Interactions with Academy researchers in the Project Lab
  • A reserved pass for the 8:30 pm planetarium show
  • 10% discount to the Café and retail stores