• California Academy of Sciences (map)
  • 55 Music Concourse Dr.
  • San Francisco, CA 94118
  • USA

*** For Musicians - Due to popularity of this event, some instrument sections are currently at capacity and closed. If you're interested to be on the wait list, please continue to sign up, and if a spot opens up your Awesome Ambassador will contact you before the event. Thank you for understanding! ***

RRRAAAAAWWRRRRR! Come out and join us for Jurassic NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences for Session 64! On Thursday, March 21 we'll be playing all your dinosaur favorites inside one of SF's coolest museums, so sign-up early to participate!

NightLife is a weekly after-hours event hosted by the California Academy of Sciences. Patrons are treated to live music, cocktails, and granted access to all exhibits in the museum. Participating musicians will get in for free (see details below), but all audience members and listeners must buy tickets ($15) from the California Academy of Sciences website. This event will sell out early! Due to permitting that is outside our control, this is a 21+ event. Any musicians or patrons under 21 years of age will not be allowed to enter the venue. 

Now, the fun stuff - repertoire! We'll be revisiting Camille Saint-Saen's "Fossils" from Carnival of the Animals (I mean, who doesn't love a good xylophone solo?). Then we'll spend an hour on "The Great Migration" from The Land Before Time by James Horner. For the final piece, we'll jump into some of the most epic themes written for film: Highlights from Jurassic Park by John Williams. We're. Stoked.


WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

WHERE: California Academy of Sciences - 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118 (Players enter through the back entrance at 75 Nancy Pelosi Dr. We’ll be playing in the East Garden, which is all the way to the left after you enter the museum.)

TRANSPORTATION SUGGESTIONS: We strongly suggest carpooling and ride-sharing for this location. The California Academy of Sciences has a lot of tips for public transportation options, street parking, garage parking (there's a garage right next door - $17 flat rate), and driving directions:

Repertoire, instrumentation, and schedule are as follows, with Conductor David Möschler and Resident Guest Conductor, Brian Adam McCune:

6:30-7:00pm - Camille Saint-Saens - "Fossils" from The Carnival of the Animals (~2')

INSTRUMENTATION: clarinet in B-flat, xylophone, two pianos, strings

7:15-8:15pm - James Horner - “The Great Migration” from The Land Before Time (arr. Brian Adam McCune) (~8')

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes, 1 piccolo, 2 oboes, 1 english horn, 2 clarinets (B-flat), 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B-flat), 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, timpani, 4 percussion, harp, keyboard, female chorus, strings

8:30-9:30pm - John Williams - Highlights from Jurassic Park (arr. Calvin Custer) (~11')

INSTRUMENTATION: 3 flutes (3rd doubles piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B-flat), 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B-flat), 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, 3 percussion (parts TBA by 3/3), keyboard, strings

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SHEET MUSIC for upcoming open sessions can always be found on Google Drive at: (parts for Land Before Time will be posted by March 3)

Reference recordings can be found for all pieces can be found linked above.

Please bring stands and stand lights if you have them (we've got a limited supply to pass around). We'll have chairs, sheet music, water, and free beer for the musicians.

The sign-up deadline for all sections is Wednesday, March 13. Once that has passed, expect an email from your Awesöme Ambassadors with specific info and part assignments within the week (check your spam filters if this is your first session). Email your ambassadors if you haven't heard back by Monday, March 18. (Please be patient—they have a lot of information to collect before emailing everyone.) Their information can be found at

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