In response to the latest guidelines and information from local and state public health authorities, we have decided to close the Academy to the public, effective today, March 12, at 5:00 pm. This includes tonight's NightLife event and all others through the end of March. For the latest updates from the Academy, please visit

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  • Last entry for the Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
  • Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal craft cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
  • Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.



  • Planetarium passes are required for the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm shows.
  • Passes are $5 each and may be purchased online or at the ticket window. Since shows do sell out, we always recommend buying in advance.
  • The 6:30 pm live show is always free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please arrive at the planetarium 15 minutes before your ticketed showtime for seating. We run a tight spaceship!



  • A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
  • Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!

All bars accept cash and credit cards.



  • Q: I didn’t know that phones are not allowed tonight. What if I don’t want to go phone-free?

    bet36体育在线真的吗 In the spirit of tonight’s one-night-only theme and all going analog together, we respectfully request that all Analog NightLife attendees only use their phones in designated Phone Use Areas located around the museum.

  • Q: My admission ticket is on my phone. How do I get entry to the event?

    You will not be asked to put your phone away until after you’ve entered the building, so you may use your mobile device to present your event ticket upon arrival.

  • Q: My planetarium ticket is on my phone. How will I access it for entry to the dome?

    bet36体育在线真的吗 No worries! Phones will be temporarily unlocked at the planetarium entrance so that show passes may be scanned.

  • Q: Can I use my phone at all during the event?

    bet36体育在线真的吗 In the spirit of going analog together, we ask that you only use your phone in designated Phone Use Areas, three of which will be located throughout the museum. Upon arrival at the Academy that night, all phones will be secured in Yondr cases that will be opened as you exit the event. Guests maintain possession of their phones at all times, and can access their phones throughout the event at designated Phone Use Areas around the museum. All phones will be re-secured in Yondr cases before leaving these designated areas.

  • Q: Will the pouch affect my phone in any way?

    No, the pouch will not affect your phone.


Upcoming NightLife Events

March 26th at 6:00 pm

Come face-to-fang (safely, of course) with spiders, leeches, & more as NightLife celebrates our newest exhibit.

April 9th at 6:00 pm

You’re invited to have the time of your life at NightLife’s annual "Under the Sea" prom!