NightLife on Elm Street at California Academy of Sciences

NightLife on Elm Street at California Academy of Sciences

Unleash your nocturnal side this Halloween and join us for a mesmerizing evening at the California Academy of Sciences. Our NightLife on Elm Street event beckons the ghoulish and the glamorous, so don’t miss this spooktacular experience.

Event Highlights:

NightLife on Elm Street: West Garden 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Oaklash, the renowned Bay Area drag and queer performance festival, returns with an electrifying 1980s slasher theme. Witness a parade of dazzling drag performances, set to hauntingly melodic tunes, which will both entertain and bewitch.

Paranormal Activity: East Garden 8:00 PM

Prepare for goosebumps as East Bay filmmaker Ying Liu of Amazon Prime’s The Haunted Bay narrates spine-tingling tales. Dive deep into the eerie happenings documented during their ghost investigations in San Francisco’s historic locales.

Little Shop of Horrors: Swamp 6 – 10 PM

Indulge in Halloween delights at our exclusive boo-tique. From Gashly Tentacles to the Haunted Manor Boutique, unearth a range of spooky treasures that cater to every eerie inclination.

The Craft: Science Today 6 – 10 PM

Channel the essence of classic slasher films and engage in creative crafting with experts from the Museum of Craft and Design.


Savor unique cocktails curated by some of the finest brands: Denizen Rum, Fiero Tequila, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and WhistlePig Whiskey, the official beverage partners for the evening.

Morrison Planetarium Shows:

Explore the universe at the Morrison Planetarium. Secure your seat by booking online in advance for the 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, or 9:30 pm shows. (Please remember: No food or drinks in the planetarium!)

Important Information:

  • Come draped in your finest costumes; it’s all part of the fun!
  • Anthony Dragons will be weaving magic with his musical notes.
  • For your convenience, beverages can be purchased at various locations inside, while food can be savored in the outdoor spaces or at the Academy Café.
  • Kindly note, the rainforest section will remain closed for maintenance during the event.

Join us for a night of mysteries, magic, and memories at the NightLife on Elm Street. Your Halloween celebrations just got eerier!


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