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Wednesday 25 November

Join us as we delve into the world of mathematics

Join us as we delve into the world of mathematics, taking in a zombie invasion, the Enigma machine, fine art and the planets.

We’ll also look at how maths is used by illusionists, and you’ll get a chance to try your hand at journalism.

Plus, as always, there’ll be live music, the Punk Science comedy show 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 Churchill’s wartime scientists 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.


What's Your Angle: Uncovering Maths
Adopt the role of an undercover journalist for TV Channel 'News-24' and interview research groups to discover how mathematics relates to everyday life. You'll be guided on your mission by members of interactive theatre company non zero one. 

Interstellar: The IMAX Experience, IMAX
Join us for a one-off screening of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar in IMAX 70mm, preceded by a discussion between the Science Museum's Director of External Affairs Roger Highfield, Science Museum Fellow of Modern Science Harry Cliff and Interstellar's Oscar-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Paul Franklin. Book now A limited number of tickets may also be available from the IMAX ticket desk on the night at a cost of £15 each.

The Science Museum Comedy Club
Our resident comedy team Punk Science have found the funniest and most interesting people to entertain, enthral and educate you. Come and meet some of their cleverest, most hilarious friends at their hybrid Comedy Club. There will be demonstrations of remarkable scientific concepts, intriguing theories and rarely seen fascinating objects from the Science Museum's collection. All this with top award-winning comedians putting the fun into fundamental physics.

Tickets are limited and cost £9 per person – book yours below.

Also on this month

Think – Talks and object-related events:

  • Number wizard
  • Numbers in nature
  • Information Age Gallery tour
  • The improbability principle 
  • Great cities look small

Experience – Active events including shows and demonstrations:

  • Speed cup stacking
  • What are the odds? - with Imperial College
  • Albert Einstein - the actor tells all
  • Sir Isaac Newton - the actor tells all
  • Colouring numberland - mathematical colouring in with Alex Bellos
  • Orbits - Maths and music mashup 
  • Hidden gems - our curators show their secrets
  • Crack the Enigma code - with Bletchley Park
  • Enigma: The maths behind the machine - with MathWorks
  • Michael Faraday - the actor tells all
  • May the 4th be with you - 4 dimensional drawing

Create – Hands-on creative workshops:

  • Trihexaflagons - have a go at making your own 
  • Snow and tell - wow your friends with snowflakes
  • Screen grab - screen printing at its best
  • Once upon a Time - clock pendants for all

Events for BSL users

Interpreted events

  • Information Age Gallery Tour - 2nd floor - Information Age Gallery - 19:30-20:00
  • Numbers in nature - 1st floor - studio B - 20:15-20:45

Do it yourself events

  • Speed cup stacking - Basement - Terraces - anytime: 18:45-21:30
  • Once upon a time - 2nd floor - Media Space Café - anytime: 18:45-21:30

Regular events

  • Silent Disco – Grab a headset, select your tunes and dance until you drop.
  • Punk Science the Gameshow – Tickets are limited and cost £9 per person, also available from any ticket desk. Pre-book to gain VIP entry to the museum.
  • Red mill engine demonstration  
  • Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy - free entry
  • Ada Lovelace - free entry
  • Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age - charges apply
  • Fly our simulators - Red Arrows and Fly 360° both discounted rates for Lates 
  • Can touch this – Volunteer-led object handling


Wednesday 25 November 2015


Admission free although some events may require a ticket


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