Teen Science Night

End summer with science: Immerse yourself in the natural world at the California Academy of Sciences’ annual Teen Science Night, a teen takeover night at the museum. Youth (ages 13-18) are invited to come explore the world of science at this free, fun-filled event.

About Teen Science Night

Teen Science Night is the nation's largest teen-only museum event. Each year, the California Academy of Sciences welcomes over 1500 teens to explore the museum and learn about science and nature. Attendees have the chance to freely roam the museum and engage with over a dozen local organizations about science, technology, art, and music.

Teen Science Night is a free-choice learning event without scheduled programs. Teens who visit can choose what to learn about and when. Every Teen Science Night features a local teen DJ and reduced costs food from the Academy Cafe. The end of the night is marked by a dance party and raffle.


  • Only teens (ages 13-18) are admitted to Teen Science Night. Parents and other adults are not permitted (with the exception of chaperones and teachers from partnering organizations).
  • The event is free and tickets must be reserved in advance.
  • Guests and bags are subject to inspection.

Teen Science Night 2018

Teen Science Night 2018 will take place on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Register below via EventBrite to secure your ticket. The event may fill up, so make sure to RSVP as soon as possible.

Stay tuned for updated confirmed partners for this year's event.