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Lates: Wearable Technology

Wednesday 29 April

Join us as we don the latest in wearable technology

For 18s and over

Explore wearable technology at this Science Museum’s Lates, supported by ARM

From discovering the far reaches of space through a Virtual Reality headset, to exploring potential superpowers, learn how wearable technology is being used in areas such as fashion, entertainment, sport and health. Plus all the regular highlights of live music, Punk Science comedy show and the best silent disco in town.

Download the map and guide to this month's Lates

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.


Futures Made of Virtual Reality
Let Samsung take you beyond your imagination with the first mobile virtual reality headset, the GEAR VR powered by Oculus. Discover the far reaches of space for yourself and tell us how you think GEAR VR could change the way we learn for your chance to win a prize tonight.

Punk Science: The Game Show
It’s like Saturday-night primetime television, only with more science and less Ant and Dec. Our resident comedy duo host a rowdy live game show where contestants are picked from the crowd. This month’s show is all about the exciting world of wearable tech, and will give you a fun insight into one of the hottest fields of emerging technology. You’ll learn lots, laugh loads... and maybe even win a meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant or another fantastic prize.
See Regular Events below to prebook your tickets and queue jump the main queue outside the museum.

Wearable Torch
A unique chance to solder your own circuit into a badge. Circuit boards are all around us all the time, but we rarely get to see them, or see what they do or look like close up. Join us to solder with us, and we will show you, teach you and hopefully not burn you.
Charge £1 per person in the workshop space.

Also on this month


  • Screen grab - screen printing at its best
  • Wearable torch - solder your very own torch, £1 per torch
  • Light up your life - create your own technological accessories

Drop in events:

  • Matthew Hubble & Hidden Gems
  • Launchpad - the hands on gallery will be open
  • Wearable superpowers
  • Futures made of virtual reality
  • Miniature wearables
  • Futures made of virtual reality
  • Human laser drum kit


  • Bikes & bloomers - cycling, sewing and suffragette storytelling
  • Why animals don't have smartphones
  • A mosquito invisibility cloak - how susceptible are you?
  • Wearable gadgets in the world of work and play
  • The UNSEEN - fashion and technology collaborate
  • Theory of relativity - the musical
  • Sign of the times - a view into the technology available to the Deaf community


  • The Big Bubbles Show
  • The Rocket Show
  • The Cockroach Tour - get interactive with another species
  • Future you - the popular illusionist returns

Regular events

  • Silent Disco – Grab a headset, select your tunes and dance until you drop.
  • Launchpad is open
  • Punk Science the Gameshow – Tickets are limited and cost £5 per person, available from any ticket desk.
  • Red mill engine demonstration  
  • Planet science demonstration – A talk about our giant sphere.
  • Fly our simulators - Red Arrows and Fly 360° - both discounted rates for Lates 
  • Revelations: Experiments in Photography - Our feature exhibition - half price for Lates
  • The Kraszna-Krausz and First Book Awards 2015 - Our newest exhibition
  • What's That - Volunteer led object handling

Supported by ARM:


Wednesday 29 April 2015

Admission free although some events may require a ticket


Lates: A night of free adults-only entertainment at the Science Museum.