Holiday Bazaar, Silent Disco by Silent Storm


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‘Tis the season to stuff those stockings and shop locally! This week, NightLife’s annual holiday bazaar returns, featuring a merry marketplace of gift-worthy treasures from dozens of local makers and merchants, all curated by San Francisco Bazaar.

Holiday Bazaar
​(African Hall & Project Lab)
6:00 - 10:00 pm, Find a little something for every person on your list (naughty or nice!) at this one-stop holiday shop featuring a crafty selection of handmade jewelry, original artwork, ceramics and pottery, apothecary products, stationery, and more.
​Curated by SF Bazaar. Check out the vendor list here.

Velvet and Tinsel
​(East Garden)
6:00 - 9:00 pm, Pay a visit to a pair of live reindeer, who will take up residence in the East Garden as part of the Academy’s ‘Tis the Season for Science exhibit, and gather ‘round for a chat about the science of reindeer.

Snowy Silent Disco
8:00 - 10:00 pm, Grab a pair of headphones and rock out under falling snow flurries at a Silent Disco powered by Silent Storm with music curated by Make It Funky. Who knew a Silent Night could be so groovy!

Piazza, 8-10pm:
ezPuzzle (Only For Us) on Channel 1
AJ Lopez + Joe Fro (Make It Funky) on Channel 2

Coral Reef, 6-8pm:
Onemohit + Jay Handles (Make It Funky)
Gordo Cabeza (MOM DJs & Events)

Winter Science & Crafts
(Swamp & Project Lab)
6:00 - 10:00 pm, At the Project Lab, give the gift of a handmade craft and unleash your creativity with Julia Jane Moore, then learn about the science behind winter animals with the California Wolf Center and Stanford’s Bustamante Lab.

Keep your chill with spiked snow cones and wash down a frosty selection of winter beers at bars around the museum.


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Hurry! Last entry for our 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 cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.

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


Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6:00 pm. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.


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! And if craft cocktails aren't your thing, check out our craft beer offerings from Anchor Brewing Co.
All bars accept cash and credit cards.


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