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The Next Big Thing

Wednesday 29 March

The Science Museum and the Royal Society present...

Over 18s only

The Science Museum and the Royal Society team up once again to present incredible experiences of cutting edge science for your pleasure and enlightenment. 

Activities including hunting for meteorites, watching your heart pump, seeing the ocean through the eye of a cuttlefish and more are waiting to greet you as we whisk you away on a journey into a dazzling world of scientific innovation.

Plus, the regular Lates highlights are waiting for you to enjoy, including live music and the best silent disco in town.

Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Each entry in this hugely popular ongoing series of events centres on a different theme: from sex to climate change, from big data to childhood.

See what we have planned for the coming months

Inspiring, enlightening and unbelievably good fun, Lates always draw a crowd, so we strongly suggest you arrive early to ensure the best chance of getting in. Be advised that you may have to queue before a timed event.


Into the Grey Zone: from Sleep to Consciousness

Dr Adrian Owen, a British neuroscientist based in Canada, will discuss his pioneering studies of the 'grey zone'—the twilight worlds of consciousness that lie between awareness, sleep, coma and death—with the Science Museum’s Roger Highfield.

Teacher Zone

If you’ve pre-registered for our Teacher Zone, join us in the brand-new Mathematics: The Winton Gallery on Level 2. Get an exclusive look at this unmissable brand new gallery and find out how we can support your teaching. Click here to book

Also on this month

Think (Talks and object related events)

  • Hidden gems
  • Can touch this
  • Level Up Human
  • BSL Tour of Journeys Through Medicine

Experience (Active events such as shows and demonstrations)

  • Zebra barcodes
  • The Turing Dancefloor – Silent Disco
  • Bot or not?
  • Meteorite hunt
  • Resistance is futile
  • The good carbon
  • A polarized view
  • Trip the light photoelastic
  • No assembly required
  • Solar 2.0
  • Look into your heart
  • Rosalind Franklin
  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Space Descent VR with Tim Peake
  • Can a gin and tonic save your life?
  • Pocket power plant
  • Walk like an ape

Create (Hands-on creative workshops)

  • Screen Grab
  • Shake it Like a Polaroid
  • Booze on the Brain
  • Wireless Workshop
  • 3D Spectacular

    Regular events 

    Wednesday 29 March 2017


    Over 18s only

    Admission free although some events may require a ticket


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