• 2 guests look at gems and minerals exhibition during nightlife event
  • Guests order drinks at the bar during NightLife event
  • Gain early access to the Osher Rainforest reservations!

NightLife VIP Experiences (21+ with ID) are offered every Thursday. Prices vary by date. 

VIP guests will enjoy an amplified evening with access to a private lounge with 2 free drinks and light bites surrounded by dazzling geology specimens. Receive expedited entry to some of the Academy's most popular exhibits, treat yourself with discounts on dining and shopping, and sit back and relax in a planetarium show. 

What's included

Each Nightlife VIP Experience ticket includes event admission, plus:

  • 2 complimentary cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres
  • Reservations to a planetarium show
  • Private VIP Lounge
  • VIP entrance to Osher Rainforest and Shake House earthquake simulator
  • 10% discount at the Café and retail stores

Ticket price:

  • Ticket prices vary by date—buy in advance for the best deal!

  • Group rates available for 21 or more guests; please contact us to book

Please note: Nightlife VIP Experience guests must be 21+ with valid ID to enter. 


A 50% nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of booking to reserve group tickets of 10 or more. Your total balance is due 30 days prior to your tour date. If you are booking a tour within 30 days of your tour date, full payment is due at the time of booking. Cancellations occurring 30 days or more prior to tour date will receive a full refund minus the deposit.

Contact us
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(415) 379-8000
Rent a Private Lounge
The NightLife Private Lounge is your exclusive oasis amid the action, featuring catering, bar service, and early access to the wildest event in town. Contact our Facility Rentals team for more information.