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


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.

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 24th September 2014, 18.45-22.00

Admission free, although some events may require a ticket



Punk Science logo

Punk Science: The Gameshow

Resident comedians tickle your funny bones


Red mill engine demonstration

See our red mill engine being run by our workshops technicians


Screen printing

Screen grab

Print and take away your own creation


Fly 360°

Fly upside down over an island


Typhoon Force

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


Gallery tour of Who Am I?

Delve into a world of genes


Pub quiz

Test your brain with the Museum's pub quiz


Red Arrows in formation

Red Arrows 3D

Discover the thrill of flying with the RAF Red Arrows



Join the informed chat


Silent disco dancer

Silent disco

The noisiest silent disco in London


Behind the scenes of Flyzone studio

Flyzone Studio

Put yourself in the picture at our photo studio

Temporary Exhibition

Photograph of creature with outstretched wings, fur body and horn

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction



Rainbow loom bands for August Lates

Bloomin' looming

Make a loom band

Future Events

The Museum at night

Coming soon

To a Museum near you


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.