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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.

India Lates: Wednesday 31 august 2022 

Join us for a special Lates this August to celebrate the science, tech, art and innovation from India and the global Indian diaspora. You’ll experience traditional dance and music with a contemporary twist and explore ways to solve global problems with cutting edge tech and design through fascinating talks, illuminating tours, hands-on workshops and much more.

Plus, all the regular Lates highlights will be here for you to enjoy, including a pub quiz and the best silent disco in town.


Building the Dreamachine

Meet the team behind Dreamachine, an immersive experience that creates vivid illusions, kaleidoscopic patterns and explosions of colour behind your closed eyes. Join us for this unique immersive glimpse into the experience, featuring music by Jon Hopkins and stunning visuals projected on screen in the IMAX Theatre

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Folklore Retold

Join authors Amish Tripathi and Lucy Holland as they discuss the importance of Legend and Folklore in their work, and how it can be retold through a modern lens.

Chila Burman

Take part in creating a mass participation artwork with artist Chila Burman. You'll contribute to an enormous collage inspired by  the intricate patterns of Indian fabrics and materials.

Design innovation: Q&A with Monish Siripurapu

Could materials like terracotta and designs inspired by bee hives cool our homes when temperature skyrocket? Meet Delhi designer Monish Siripurapu and find out how me might coping with heatwave, without resorting to energy intense air conditioning.


Meet a collection of chatty video bots created by artists from India, Sri Lanka, the UK and Germany.

Regular Events

Silent Disco

Whether you’re practising your moves or just in the mood to slam dunk the funk, grab a headset, select your tunes and dance until you drop. Entry £3 per person (card payments only)—tickets available in the Exploring Space gallery on the night.

Pub Quiz

Do you know your JC Bose from your Amar Bose? India has been a pioneer in science throughout history so join us for a pub quiz on all things India to test your knowledge. Entry £2 per person (card payments only)—tickets available at the Diner.

Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery

Fuel your imagination and immerse yourself in a world of wonder at the most spectacular interactive gallery in the world. With 50 mind-blowing marvels of science to enjoy, Wonderlab is an experience unlike any other. Special Lates price—only £5!


Food and drink



  • All Lates visitors will need to pre-book a free or VIP ticket in advance, to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit
  • General admission tickets are free and timeslots start from 18.45
  • VIP tickets are £10, with early entry timeslots starting from 18.30, and include a free drink as well as 15% off in the museum shop on the night

Part of the Science Museum Group