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California Academy of Sciences NightLife

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5072NIGHT
Come find out why Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences is the hottest event on everyone's social calendar! As the sun goes down, this famous San Francisco museum is transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science and exhibits! Choose to enjoy unlimited cocktails prior to your behind-the-scenes tour with an optional Nightlife VIP Tour upgrade. Reserve your tickets now and get ready for an educated and fun evening at the Academy! And to make it as easy as possible, this ticket includes instant access, meaning you don't have to go to a separate kiosk to redeem your voucher — just present it right at the California Academy of Science's entrance and be on your way.
Science goes sexy! Come see what happens when science and the San Francisco nightlife scene converge. This is the perfect, child-free way to explore the museum after hours. Upon arrival at the Academy, you'll receive express entry into the museum. Mingle with friends, enjoy drinks at the bar with upbeat music and simply relax as the world around you transforms into a nightlife scene you've never witnessed before! Alternatively, select the VIP Tour Upgrade with Cocktails option at time of booking and you'll gain access to the reserved bar area for unlimited cocktails prior to the commencement of your guided tour.

Join a one-hour behind-the-scenes tour, with a private viewing of some of the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection. Learn all about the various exhibits and animals, interact with some of the Academy's scientists and discover fun facts about our planet's diversity and biology.

Then you're on your own to explore the Academy at your leisure! Head over to Penguin Hall, hang out with Claude the albino alligator and gain VIP access to the four-story rainforest! During this time, there will be food and additional cocktails available for purchase. Your ticket also includes a reserved pass for the 8:30pm Planetarium Show.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
California Academy of Sciences
Departure Time:
General admission:
  • 6pm
VIP admission:
  • 6pm – 7:30pm
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at 10pm prompt

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General Admission Ticket

Skip the line entry and NightLife general admission ticket

USD $15.00
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VIP Evening Tour + Cocktails

Skip the line entry and NightLife general admission ticket, including open bar prior to your tour

USD $59.00
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California Academy of Sciences NightLife

California Academy of Sciences

  • Admission ticket
  • Nightlife music and entertainment - program changes weekly
  • All exhibits and shows (subject to availability)
  • Open bar prior to your tour (if VIP option selected)
  • Reserved seating at 8:30pm planetarium show (if VIP option selected)
  • VIP access into rainforest (if VIP option selected)
  • 1-hour behind the scenes tour (if VIP option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase, cash bars)
  • VIP option: Alcoholic drinks after your tour (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years, valid picture ID required at check-in, no exceptions
  • Passes to special exhibits are handed out daily on a first come first serve basis
  • Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available at the Coat Check on a first come, first served basis
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: John C, May 2015

amazing place and V.I.P. trip well worth the extra cost.

Reviewed by: Tabra C, March 2015

We loved our time here! Only regret was not getting the VIP passes but still got to see just about all of what we went to see.

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Tour code: 5072NIGHT