Parents and the blissfully childless can agree on at least one thing: sometimes museums are more fun without a bunch of kids running around. The California Academy of Sciences, which caters to kids and is therefore chock full of 'em during operating hours, seems to get this and has responded by setting aside Thursday nights for adults-only events (gross, not like that).

Tonight, the Academy will become "an after-hours arena for sports fans," with live music from DJs Loco and Mawkus (Rose Bros) and vintage arcade games all night long in the Piazza, and a "Pop-up Sports Bar" in their African Hall. Pub quiz nerdery is promised!

If you're feeling clever, just not pub quiz clever, Eric Simons, author of The Secret Lives of Sports Fans, will be giving a bracketology talk in the East Pavilion at 7. And from 6-7:45, you can "step inside the largest spherical rainforest exhibit in the world," just remember to check yourself for butterflies before you leave! Really, you have to do that.

There are two planetarium shows (tickets are first come, first served to grab them fast) available to tonight's Nightlife guests: Messier Marathon, "a relay across the night sky," and Dark Universe, in which you "hurtle through deep space." SFist advises against the latter for those who have overindulged in the craft beers and multiple signature cocktails served at the event.

What: March Madness NightLife
When: 6-10 PM (exhibit times vary)
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. in Golden Gate Park
Cost: $12, buy tickets here