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Wednesday 30 August

Over 18s only

This month, Lates is partnering with the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World to explore all things space. We'll be featuring a live webcast from our Tomorrow’s World gallery. 

The Wellcome Trust are joining us to provide enlightenment about sleeping in the dark, while the Royal Society will open our minds with an exploration of dark matter. The Open University are also on hand to tell us what happened when the Rosetta probe’s Philae lander touched down on a comet.

Plus, all 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 suggest you arrive early to ensure the best chance of getting in. Be advised that you may have to queue before a timed event.


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Also on this month

Think (Talks and object related events)

  • Talkaoke
  • Large Stand— Up Collider
  • Hidden gems— Our Curators give you a sneak peak into our collection
  • Can touch this— Our Volunteers let you get hands on

Experience (Active events such as shows and demonstrations)

  • Silent Disco
  • Tim Peake's spacecraft

Create (Hands-on creative workshops)

  • Screen grab

Regular events 

Wednesday 30 August 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