• Big Bang: Party After Dark graphic with octopus drawing
  • Two women play a bone xylophone at Party After Dark
  • Packed dance floor in the Piazza at Party After Dark
  • DJ at the decks at Party After Dark
  • Guests dance in a circle at Party After Dark
  • 9 partygoers crowd into a giant clam for a photo op at Party After Dark
  • Guests cower in terror in front of an animatronic T. rex at Party After Dark

Big Bang: Party After Dark
Thursday, April 23, 2020
8:30 pm–midnight
Tickets start at $100 | Free for Hive members
bet36体育在线真的吗 For adults 21+

On April 23, The Hive invites you to get wild at Party After Dark, our biggest event of the year! Enjoy inspired libations, late-night bites, and a danceable DJ set by indietronica all-stars as you explore an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—all under one living roof. Plus, you can take pride in knowing that you're partying with a purpose: All proceeds from Party After Dark and Big Bang Gala support the Academy's mission to explore, explain, and sustain life, from transformative field trips for students in the Bay Area to critical biodiversity research around the world.

Tickets and packages

Early Bird, $100 (limited availability!)

Individual, $125

Individual VIP, $175
Exclusive lounge access with elevated cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and more

VIP Lounge Upgrade, $2,500
bet36体育在线真的吗 Reserved table and dedicated bottle service for 10 in the exclusive VIP Lounge

New! Ultra VIP Lounge Upgrade & Bottle Service, $5,000
Includes premier reserved seating in Piazza for Passion Pit, a scheduled meet-and-greet, and reserved table and dedicated bottle service for 10 in the exclusive VIP Lounge


Event lineup

Black and white photo of Passion Pit mid-air

Headliner: Passion Pit (DJ set)
The Piazza

burst onto the music scene in 2009 and have been releasing chart-topping singles ever since. They are currently celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their first studio album, Manners, and have teamed up with electronic duo for a new single called "I FOUND U."

Benjamin Von Wong holding the world

Speaker: Benjamin Von Wong
Morrison Planetarium

bet36体育在线真的吗 is an artist who gives dramatic life to the environmental impact of waste, from single-use plastics to fast fashion to discarded electronics. By collaborating with communities, nonprofits, and businesses, he aims to inspire change through indelible artistic expressions.

Giant animatronic honeybee atop a giant daisy

bet36体育在线真的吗 East Garden + Living Roof

Venture outside to marvel at larger-than-life animatronic insects lurking along the perimeter of the East Garden, then take a ride on a feisty mechanical spider or achieve maximum altitude against our velcro wall. Need to recharge? Make a beeline for the Living Roof where you can camp out under the stars, thanks to equipment from Sports Basement.

DJ Ardalan press image

VIP Lounge DJ: DJ Ardalan
VIP Lounge

Born in Tehran, Iran, San Francisco’s has generated mass appeal thanks to energetic, unexpected, bass-heavy mixes playing in clubs for nearly a decade. In 2019 he released his debut album, Mr. Good, on San Francisco-based cult label Dirtybird Records.


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Contact Us
For additional event information, please call or email us at:
(415) 379-5411