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Food and Drink

Wednesday 26 April

Get stuck into our yummy night...

Over 18s only

Curb your hunger for nutritional information and quench your thirst for food science. 

Join us at Lates as we take you on a digestive journey through all things food 'n' drink. 

Plus, all the regular Lates highlights are waiting for you to enjoy, including live music 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 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 suggest you arrive early to ensure the best chance of getting in. Be advised that you may have to queue before a timed event.

Download the Food and Drink Late map (PDF)


Famelab UK Final
FameLab is a competition showcasing the nation’s finest budding science communicators. The objective is to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts into three minute presentations. Join the UK finalists here as they fight for a place in the International competition.
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The Voice of Space
The gravitational waves detected on Earth on 14 September 2015 came from an object 50 times more powerful than all the stars in the universe combined. Marcus Chown explains.

BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates creates a funny, visceral, interactive journey following a mouthful of food through the human body from mouth to anus, using extraordinary hands-on science demos, guts, vomit, spit, videos, food explosions, flatus fluid dynamics and a human-human interface.

Tour of Voyages with the artists
Meet photographers Anderson & Low as they guide you through their extraordinary exhibition Voyages, a startling re-imagining of the Science Museum's collection of model ships that shatters the boundaries between paintings and photographs. Discover the fascinating ideas behind this magical, luminous project.

Penises and Pomegranates
Come and play our aphrodisiac board game where you’ll explore the science and culture behind the foods that get us in the mood.

Also on this month

Think (Talks and object related events)

  • The voice of space—Marcus Chown explains all.
  • Michael Faraday—an actor tells you all about the man himself
  • Talkaoke—chat about food
  • BSL tour of Voyages
  • Tour of Voyages with the artists 
  • How to train your robot butler—a butler to make you a cocktail
  • Hidden Gems—look at our objects
  • Can touch this—touch our objects
  • BodyHacking—an interactive journey through the body

Experience (Active events such as shows and demonstrations)

  • Silent Disco
  • Tim Peake's spacecraft
  • Understanding Maths through VR technology
  • Take time to talk: Comfort eating and stress
  • Ministry of food
  • Penises and pomegranates
  • Innuendo bingo
  • Frisky foods

Create (Hands-on creative workshops)

  • Drinkable DNA
  • Screen grab
  • Breakfast machines
  • Cress is more
  • Aphro-seed-iac
  • Ice mice baby
  • Del-eat your cookies

Regular events 

Wednesday 26 April 2017


Over 18s only

Admission free although some events may require a ticket


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