Fermented NightLife


This week, NightLife breaks down the science of fermentation—from beer to cheese and everything in between!


Fermented Condiments, Cocktails and Chocolate
(African Hall)
Explore the wide world of fermented goods with the following presentations & demos:

7:00pm - Fermented Hot Sauce Demo with Preserved
7:45pm - Kimchi and sauerkraut with Kraut Source
8:30pm - Chocolate with Firefly Chocolate
9:15pm - Honey Mead with The San Francisco Mead Company

Funky Fermentation
(Science Today/East Pavilion)
Head over to the Science Today speaker set up in East Pavilion for this round of cheesy, fishy fermented goodness:

6:45pm - Fermented Fish (think pickled Herring!) with Sea Forager Seafood
7:30pm - Tasty chevre with farmCurious
8:15pm - Lacto-Fermentation with farmCurious
9:00pm - Mouth-watering mozzarella demo with It’s Not You, It’s Brie

Fermentation Worldwide
(Project Lab)
6:00 - 9:30pm, View fermentation vessels used throughout history with Academy anthropology collections manager Laura Eklund.

Fizzy Fermentation
6:00 - 10:00pm, Meet experts from Revive Kombucha & pick up home-brewing tips from San Francisco Brewcraft.

Funky 45's
6:00 - 10:00pm, Groove to a funk-tastic set of spinning 45's from Dj Tanoa "Samoa Boy" in the Piazza.

Tickets and Details here: http://calacade.my/2bBTqMD


Please note that the Academy's planetarium will be closed for upgrades from September 6-October 20, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience. The planetarium will re-open on October 21 with an all-new projection system, providing a richer, more immersive experience inside one of the world’s largest all-digital planetarium domes.

Head upstairs to the Forum Theater to check out 3D Universe, a 25-minute, presenter-led experience that takes us on 3D tour of our Universe and illustrates Earth’s place in the cosmos or head to the Living Roof to scope the stars and talk with the Planetarium team on Space Science.


6:00-7:45 pm, Osher Rainforest—explore a lush, four-story rainforest that's teeming with life.

6:00-10:00 pm, Color of Life—Discover a world of dazzling live animals and shimmering scientific specimens.

6:00-10:00 pm, Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed—Marvel at rarely-seen fish and invertebrates from little-known reefs and learn about Academy scientists who travel to mysterious underwater depths.


A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace, 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.


Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.


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