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Space and Fashion

Wednesday 25 May

Take a trip in to orbit as we explore space and fashion

Over 18s only

Head into orbit at this month's Lates for a sartorial view of space...

We’ll be hosting our very first space-inspired fashion show with the European Space Agency. You’ll get to see outfits from the brightest budding fashion minds across Europe, all designed as practical clothing that includes technology and fabrics relating to space travel. 

You’ll also be able to meet researchers who work in the Antarctic testing suits that will be worn in space, find out about Astrobiology (the hunt for alien life) and take part in an array of space-related workshops. 

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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.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens – The IMAX Experience in 2D
In an IMAX far far away (seriously it’s far) on the anniversary of the first Star Wars film release – the Science Museum invites you to reawaken the Force.
Lates special offer – £10 per person. Book now

The Science Museum Comedy Club
In space nobody can hear you laugh, but we can at the Science Museum Comedy Club.  Resident comedy team Punk Science will be introducing four great guests: Dane Baptiste – an Edinburgh award nominee who has featured on Live at the Apollo, Phil Wang – hilarious TV favourite and former president of Cambridge footlights, Kyle Evans – folk singing maths teacher is your thing and reigning UK FameLab champ, and our very own Mary Cavanagh – giving the inside scoop on the coolest things the Science Museum contemporary science team have worked on.
Tickets are limited and cost £9 per person 

Couture in Orbit - SOLD OUT
Over the last two years, ESA astronauts from five countries have been visiting the ISS. To mark their missions, ESA challenged European fashion schools to create outfits inspired by their missions. View these special final collections as they walk the runway.
Find out more and book tickets

The Future of Space Fashion
Meet the five fashion schools and the technology sponsors who have been working together to create the Couture in Orbit collection. Explore how intelligent fabric and wearable technology is used in current space missions and how we might be using it in our everyday lives in the future of space exploration and colonisation.

Also on this month

Think (Talks and object-handling related events)

  • A revolutionary new particle at the big bang machine?
  • Astrobiology – The hunt for alien life (19.30 BSL interpreted talk)
  • Back to the future – Historic artefacts from the Apollo moon missions
  • Hidden gems – our curators show their favourite space objects from our collection (20.30 BSL interpreted)

Experience (Active events such as shows and demonstrations)

  • Svetlana Savitskaya the Cosmonaut – our actress tells all
  • Gene Cernan the Astronaut – our actor tells all
  • Destination Space – Tim Peake's show
  • Learn how to hit the Catwalk like a star
  • WhiteSpace – Antarctica: the ultimate Mission to Mars simulator
  • Preventing water from sticking
  • From moonwalks to Catwalks
  • Dress like an astronaut

Create (Hand-on creative workshops)

  • Screen Grab – this months impressive inky poster
  • Out of this world – a fun caricature workshop
  • 3D Spectacular – 3D glasses made easy
  • Shake it like a Polaroid – print off your tweets
  • Spacelets – make your own solar system bracelet
  • Mission patch – make your own and feel like you belong in space

Regular events

  • The Science Museum Comedy Club – Tickets cost £9 per person and are limited. Pre-book to gain VIP entry to the museum but also available from any ticket desk. NB: Start time 20.45
  • Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius – Entrance fee applies (Lates half-price offer: £5 per person)
  • Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph – Entrance fee applies (Lates half-price offer: £4 per person)
  • Wellcome Image Awards – Free entry
  • Fly our simulators – Red Arrows and Fly 360° both discounted rates for Lates 
  • Silent Disco – Grab a headset, select your tunes and dance until you drop.
  • Red mill engine demonstration 

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Wednesday 25 May 2016


Admission free although some events may require a ticket


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