Museum NightLife: Día de los Muertos @ Ca. Academy of Sciences // SF

Once a year the living & dead reunite. Join us in honoring departed souls in celebration of Día de los Muertos.

November 2nd at 6:00 pm, Ages 21 and over.
The California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
6pm – 10pm.

Amazing activities & shows!

At 5:45pm, Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca kicks off the celebration with a traditional Aztec blessing right outside the building in front of the main entrance.

Pay tribute to those who have passed by participating in the creation of a beautifully adorned ofrenda, meticulously crafted and curated by the Academy’s Latine Affinity Group, CONCIENCIA.

The electrifying rhythms and soul-stirring melodies of Mariachi San Francisco will ignite NightLife with a performance that will have you dancing all night long.

Witness the captivating tale of life and death with a mesmerizing ballet folklorico performance, then socialize with living catrines roaming the museum from the Mission Cultural Center.

Embody the vibrant spirit of Día de los Muertos with intricate face paintings inspired by sugar skulls, by talented artist and face painter Beatriz Saldivar.

Support over 20 Latine vendors at El Mercado from artisanal jewelry to handmade ceramics.


Casita Michi
ChulaSF Artensanias
D’Copper Plus
Designs by Melinda
Emaculate Livin
Finding Vettey
Hella Paisa
House of Jefas
Love Mexico Import
Maylina Baltodano
ModernVintage – Esther
Nayeeri Boutique
Np Bay Área Art
Pan de Vida Art
Pokidi Labs by Blanca Creative
Sherry’s Muertos Pillow Covers
The Designing Chica
Tierra y Corazón
Xpresion Cultural
Zona Rosa Co.
And more!


  • Beverages are available at various bars throughout the building, but food must be enjoyed outdoors or in the Academy Café only.
  • NightLife is for adults 21+ only. Valid, physical photo ID required.

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