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Carnaval SF NIGHTLIFE party

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Carnaval San Francisco NiGHTLiFE PARTY is at the California Academy of Sciences on MAY 16th.

Carnaval is taking over! Join the party and celebrate Latin American, Caribbean & Afrodiasporic cultures.

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6pm.
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Buy tickets here.




1. La Bendición
Front Concourse
Kick off the celebration before you even get inside with opening ceremonies and performances, featuring:

5:20 PM – American Indian Cultural Center, SF
5:40 PM – Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca
6:00 PM – TBD.

2. La Plaza
Join the party with a non-stop showcase of dance and live music*, featuring:

6:30 PM – King Cheo
6:45 PM – Fogo No Roupa
7:20 PM – Orlando Tercero
7:30 PM – King Yeison & Queen Monica
7:50 PM – Los Bahianatos
8:35 PM – Bateria Batuki
9:15 PM – Sazon Libre.

3. El Mercado
Swamp & Grand Hall
6 – 10 PM
Peruse our pop-up mercado (marketplace) and an assortment of hand-made goods, from jewelry to candles. Featuring local vendors:

Arte y Cultura
Balam Arts
Casita Michi
Carnaval SF
Chula SF
Emaculate Livin
Finding Vettey
Hella Paisa
House of Jefas
Nayeeri Boutique
Nayl Artesanal
Santos Nieto
Sew Frisco
Tierra y Corazon
Xpresion Cultural.



NightLife is for adults 21+ only. Valid, physical photo ID required.

Last entry into Osher Rainforest is 7:30 pm — our animals need their sleep.

Gems and Minerals Unearthed opens to the public at 8:30 pm. It is reserved for NightLife Plus guests from 6 – 8:30 pm.

Morrison Planetarium passes are available online in advance for $5 EXTRA each while supplies last. Showtimes are 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm. A limited number of standby seats will be available for all showtimes as space allows on a first-come, first-served basis.

Food and drink are not permitted in Osher Rainforest, Morrison Planetarium, or the Swamp.

While not required, we encourage all guests to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations and to mask up indoors. If you’re feeling sick or have been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 or another respiratory virus, please visit another time. View our health and safety page.


May 16
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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