The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. Lates have a different theme each month, spanning issues as far apart as sex, alcohol and climate change – see what we have planned for the coming months.
Please be aware that Lates is incredibly popular, which means you may have to queue before a timed event. We suggest you arrive early to ensure you have the best possible chance of getting in.
Download the map and guide to this month's Lates
For one night only we have Savage Skills cycle display team. Guaranteed to be fast and furious as they thunder around a stunt course performing impossible seeming tricks and stunts. They’ll also be explaining the science behind what they’re doing.
Could you shape the world we live in?
Come for an introduction to our new interactive exhibition, Engineer Your Future, where you can find out if you've got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be an engineer.
Seriously playful – the art, craft and science of game making
Game engineers from King (maker of games such as Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga and Bubble Witch Saga) will explain some of the art, craft and magic that goes in to making games that are played by hundreds of millions of people.
A Brief history of the science of Stephen Hawking
The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne, profiles the life of the UK's most famous scientist, Stephen Hawking. Join Professor Jerome Gauntlett, a consultant for the film, for a gentle introduction to the scientific contributions of Stephen Hawking. Professor Jerome Gauntlett is Head of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College and did his PhD in Hawking's group.
(Places limited to 120 visitors)
Also on this month
Lego of me
Morse code beads
Drop in events
Whats that - object handling
Hidden gems - object handling
Hands on Engineering Zone
The Queen Elizabeth prize for engineering
The blue green dream
Landing on a comet
Keeping it flowing
e-AR sensor penguin game
Dance robot dance
Protect your head
Pee and poo - What to do?
Designing the telephone number pad
Powering your future
Faster than a speeding bullet
Moving London forward
Close-up science: Engineering
- Silent Disco – Grab a headset, select your tunes and dance until you drop.
- Punk Science the Gameshow – Tickets are limited and cost £5 per person, available from any ticket desk.
- Launchpad Show – Stronger by design (21.00 show suitable for deaf and hearing visitors)
- Red mill engine demonstration
- Talkaoke, Self-Driving Cars – This unique mobile talk show gets down with the hottest topics.
- Planet Science – A talk about our giant sphere.
- Gallery tour of Challenge of Materials – Suitable for deaf and hearing visitors.
- Screen Grab – Create your own screen-print souvenir in our pop-up studio.
- Fly Studio – What better way to remember your trip to the Science Museum than with a personalised photo to take home and share?
- Fly our simulators - Red Arrows, 360° and Typhoon