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Lates takes place on the last Wednesday of the month, 18.45–22.00. Entry is free

Lates

Wednesday 24 September, 18.45-22.00
Enter the circle of Magic and Illusion at this month's Lates

This month Lates is all about the science of Magic and Illusion.

Join us as we look at the science behind magical trickery and seemingly unbelievable feats. In addition, we’ll be getting some of our most mysterious objects out of the stores.

You’ll also get a chance to see our new exhibition Stranger Than Fiction by Joan Fontcuberta for half price.

Plus all the regular highlights of live music, a pub quiz, Punk Science comedy shows and the best silent disco in town.

Download a map and guide for this month's Lates (PDF) 

About Lates

The Science Museum’s Lates with MasterCard 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.

Dubbed ‘drinking and thinking’ by visitors, Lates regularly attracts over 3000 adults each night, with DJs and bars on three floors of the museum.

About Lates

Wednesday 24 September 2014, 18.45–22.00

Admission free, although some events may require a ticket

free

Show

Punk Science logo

Punk Science: The Gameshow

Resident comedians tickle your funny bones

Simulator

Typhoon Force

Experience the power of the RAF’s newest frontline Typhoon jet

Tour

Gallery tour of Who Am I?

Delve into a world of genes
free

Talk

Experimental

Take this unique chance to become part of the show
free

Demonstration

Red mill engine demonstration

See our red mill engine being run by our workshops technicians
free

Temporary Exhibition

Photograph of creature with outstretched wings, fur body and horn

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction

free

Workshop

Magic box

Make a crowd-mystifying cube
free

Show

The bubbles show

May contain large bubbles
free

Talk

The Mystery of the Cottingley Fairies

Do you believe or do you not?
free

Experience

Close-up science

Watch the man with the magic touch
free

Simulator

Red Arrows in formation

Red Arrows 3D

Discover the thrill of flying with the RAF Red Arrows

Workshop

Screen printing

Screen grab

Print and take away your own creation
free

Workshop

Electromagnetic field (EMF) photography

The Field Life of Electronic Objects

Feel the magnetic force of your phone
free

Quiz

Pub quiz

Test your brain with the Museum's pub quiz

Experience

Behind the scenes of Flyzone studio

Flyzone Studio

Put yourself in the picture at our photo studio

Talk

Magic, Illusion and a little Maths

Explore the maths in magic
free

Experience

Silent disco dancer

Silent disco

The noisiest silent disco in London
free

Lates

MasterCard Priceless London desk

free

Workshop

Thaumatropia

Make your own optical illusion with a science twist
free

Workshop

Zoetropical paradise

Make your own mini zoetrope with a science twist
free

Experience

Our spectacular objects

Find out about our magical objects
free

Workshop

Phantasmagoric Photograms

Find out how to make a photo without a camera
free

Drama character

Photography in the 1860s, by the daguerreotype camera

Meet the first paparazzi
free

Experience

Plant Science globe

Planet Science demonstrations

Gaze at our powerful 6ft globe of wonders
free

Experience

Talkaoke

Join the informed chat
free

Talk

Unreal

Have your mind blown with magic and science
free

Simulator

Fly 360°

Fly upside down over an island

Talk

The self illusion

Find out who you really are
free

Workshop

Shake it like a polaroid picture

Make your own 3D image
free

Future Events

The Museum at night

Coming soon

To a Museum near you

Lates

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

In partnership with:

MasterCard Priceless London logo

MasterCard is delighted to be partnering with Science Museum Lates. Each month MasterCard will be offering exclusive access to a range of Lates activities including VIP tables at the Pub Quiz and priority seating for the Punk Science show. These are available for cardholders who sign up to Priceless London on the night at the Priceless London desk. Don’t forget, you can also save 10% in the Science Museum Shop and in the Museum’s cafes with your MasterCard exclusively at Lates. Visit the Priceless London desk to find out more.

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