Step into one of the greenest buildings in the world, the California Academy of Sciences.
Located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, across from the de Young Museum, it’s the World’s only Aquarium-Planetarium-Rainforest-Living Museum.
Have you ever asked yourself... how did life on Earth grow?
Or... how will we maintain our life on Earth?
The Academy offers a universe of possibilities all under one living roof with almost Zero-emission.
The Living Roof - features 1.7 million plants - with 9 species of California natives, including beach strawberries and miniature lupine.
In addition there are 7 dramatic hills that roll over the Academy's domed planetarium, rain forest, and aquarium exhibits.
An innovative solar canopy generates up to 10 percent of its energy.
Portholes let natural sunlight into the exhibits and also open and close for ventilation.
Then step inside and see what comes to life.
Discover a universe that will open your eyes like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Imagine dining with damsel fish, dancing beneath a blue whale and relaxing with a cocktail by the coral reef.
Every Thursday night - from 6:00 - 10:00pm - music, creatures and cocktails come together for Night Life at the California Academy of Sciences... just for adults ages 21 and over.
You must provide a valid ID before you can enter.
Explore exhibits and aquarium displays while sipping creative cocktails, and let exotic animals from around the world transport you to the tropics... Tibet... and dozens of other remote destinations.
Special planetarium shows take you even farther afield.
Each week look forward to a live band or DJ, and a unique theme.
Enjoy a one-hour behind-the-scenes tour that gives you a closer look at the unique native species of California's largest living roof. A private viewing of the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection. And interaction with the Academy’s researchers.
In addition to the tour... receive VIP access to the Rainforests of the World exhibit... reserved planetarium show seats... and an open bar and hors d'oeuvres in a reserved cocktail area prior to the tour.
Every Sunday at 6:00pm - explore the Academy and its world class exhibits after it is closed to the public.
Enjoy a delicious three course dinner designed by renowned chef and restaurateur Loretta Keller in The Moss Room.
Start with a wine reception. Take a one-hour private tour of the Academy. And then sit down with your party for a special dinner in The Moss Room.
This after-hours tour is unlike anything else in San Francisco... great for celebrating birthdays or anniversaries... entertaining guests... special occasions... or simply spending a relaxing evening with family and friends.
Want to find out more... about either the Thursday event or Sunday event?
Then simply go online at calacademy.org/events/nightlife, or call 415.379.8000 for ticket information and any other related details.
Check out the Human Odyssey and the Giant Tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Ask about the Academy sleepovers... and so much more.
Imagine getting up close and personal with sharks and rays and live birds of prey. And even the sweet side of DNA. Oh dear... didn’t mean to sound like a poem of rhymes.
Anyway... the Academy is always changing... always evolving. Just ask ‘em!
Excited! Okay... let’s go!