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Wednesday 28 October

Join us as we explore computing and celebrate Ada Lovelace

Join us as we delve into the science behind computing at the Science Museum’s Lates, supported by King – developers of the Candy Crush franchise and other mobile games.

We’ll be exploring the world of computing and coding as we celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Ada Lovelace, often referred to as the world’s first computer programmer.

We will also be weighing the balance between creativity and science in gaming, looking at the future of 3D printing, and discovering computer poetry.

Plus, as always, there will 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.


Also on this month

Think – Talks and object-related events:

Experience – Active events including shows and demonstrations:

Create – Hands-on creative workshops:

Events for BSL users

Interpreted events

Do it yourself events

Regular events

  • Silent Disco – Grab a headset, select your tunes and dance until you drop.
  • Punk Science the Gameshow – Tickets are limited and cost £5 per person, 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
  • Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age
  • Fly our simulators - Red Arrows and Fly 360° both discounted rates for Lates 
  • Can touch this – Volunteer-led object handling

This month's Lates is supported by:


Wednesday 28 October 2015

Admission free although some events may require a ticket


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