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Wednesday 28 September

Tickle your taste buds

Over 18s only

Curb your hunger with nutritional information and quench your thirst with food science. Join us at Lates as we take you on a digestive journey through all things food 'n' drink. We bring you the truth about coffee, post-apocalyptic food, the Crunch Ambassadors and 'nom nom nom'.

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

Download the map and guide for this month's Lates

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.


The Science Museum Comedy Club,
Punk Science are serving up an hilarious night of Herring, Egg and Pea(vitt). Comedy Icon, Edinburgh Festival King and podcast trailblazer Richard Herring headlines a great night including anarchic chef George Egg and the Science Museum's curator of consumer tech Helen Peavitt.  Hungry for laughter and thirsty for knowledge? Then the Science Museum Comedy Club is a must. Tickets are limited and cost £9 per person 

The Knowledge: Why Do We Eat What We Eat?
Imagine that civilisation collapsed and you had to reboot it from scratch. Join Lewis Dartnell, author of The Knowledge, as he explores the fundamentals of where food comes from, why we eat what we do, and how you could do it all yourself.

Back to your food future?
When talking about the future, a really good place to start is the past. Travel through time with The Crunch Ambassadors in a quiz about our food, our health and our planet. Share your food memories and predictions too. Find out more

Also on this month

Think (Talks and object related events)

  • What's Brewing with Climate Change?
  • Should we be Eating Meat in the 21st Century?
  • BSL Tour of Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care
  • It Takes Guts
  • The Knowledge: Why do we Eat What we Eat?,
  • 'People', 'Products', 'Pests' and 'Pets': How we Talk About Animals

    Experience (Active events such as shows and demonstrations)

    • Hidden Gems: our curators show you their favourite food objects from our collection
    • Can Touch This: your chance to touch our collection of objects
    • 'People', 'Products', 'Pests' and 'Pets': How we Talk About Animals
    • Solving Puzzles of a Growing Global Population
    • Messages from your Gut
    • Sex Food: Why Are Certain Foods Aphrodisiacs?
    • Remember, Remember: The Crunch Ambassadors teach you all you want to know about food
    • Back to your food future?: The Crunch Ambassadors teach you all you want to know about food

      Create (Hands-on creative workshops)

      • Ice Mice Baby
      • Del-Eat Your Cookies
      • Shake it like a Polaroid
      • Screen Grab
      • Cress is More

      Events for BSL users

      • Tour of new Wounded Gallery in BSL with English voice-over
      • Make a sugar mouse
      • Decorate and eat a biscuit
      • Tweet or Instagram a photo and print it
      • Print a picture on a poster 
      • Plant cress in a pot

        Regular events

        • The Science Museum Comedy Club – Tickets cost £9 per person and are limited. Pre-book to gain VIP entry to the Museum but tickets are also available from any ticket desk.
        • Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care – Free entry
        • Fly our simulators – Red Arrows and Fly 360° both discounted rates for Lates 
        • Silent Disco – Grab a headset, select your tunes and dance until you drop.

        Wednesday 28 September 2016


        Admission free although some events may require a ticket


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