• Fanciful illustration of NightLife guests and Academy animals by artist Lydia Ortiz
    Illustration by
  • Trex
    Photo by Tim Williamson
  • coral reef
    Photo by Milan Bhatt
  • Rainforest
    Photo by Tim Williamson
  • Hot Flash Heat Wave
    Photo By John Hartsfield
  • Amazon exhibit
    Photo by Milan Bhatt
  • Project Lab
    Photo by Jason Mongue
  • live painting
    Photo by Jason Mongue
  • See science differently at NightLife, every Thursday at the Academy from 6-10 pm. For adults 21 and up.
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Plan ahead and save! Buy online at least one day in advance to lock in the lowest price on NightLife tickets.  For more information, see our Plan-Ahead Pricing FAQ.

NightLife is 21+ with ID. Last entry to rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Planetarium passes available for purchase online. Member discount applied after login. 

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 all NightLife events through the end of March. For the latest updates from the Academy, please visit lehilender.com/covid19.

Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails and a thought-provoking new theme every Thursday night. NightLife is your ticket to the nocturnal side of the Academy. For adults 21+ with ID.

Upcoming Events

March 19th at 6:00 pm

Please note: Programming for this event has been modified to prioritize guest and staff health and safety.

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!

Private Lounge Rentals

Looking for a one-of-a-kind space to throw a party? Book the NightLife Private Lounge.

Group Tickets

Have a group of 10 or more? Check out our group rates.

Food & Drink

bet36体育在线真的吗A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6-9:30 pm, including the Academy Café, and Academy Food Cart located in the front lobby.

Enjoy a new seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar, designed by resident mixologist Shane McKnight. Plus, enjoy a weekly menu of beer, wine, and spirits.

Join The Hive

bet36体育在线真的吗Interested in a NightLife season pass? Join the Hive—the Academy's excluive membership for ages 21-40. Perks include a ticket to Party After Dark, and more!

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