The notification arrived FAR too late to have been included in my events newsletter, but the Natural History Museum is having an adults-only late night opening this coming Friday, where children will be banished to wherever it is that children vanish to on such halcyon days.
They say it will be a one-off, which probably means, a first test to see if it is popular and to be repeated if it is.
Part of European Researchers’ Night, the free evening will give curious visitors face-to-face access to some of the 300 scientists who work behind-the-scenes at the Natural History Museum.
Visitors are also being invited to bring their mystery natural history finds along to be identified, take part in live interactive demonstrations, find out about the work of top researchers at science stations and unwind with a cocktail in the Science Bar while discussing some of the hot topics of the day with experts.
Members of the public will also be able to go on exclusive tours specially arranged for the twilight extravaganza, including the science labs and Dinosaurs gallery by torchlight (NB tours have limited availability).
The good thing about this variant on the First Thursday events organised by other museums is that it isn’t on a Thursday – which is a work night for me.
The event starts at 4pm and runs to 10pm this Friday (24th Sept).
Add in some sort of climb up to the roof and I will be there, at the front of the queue.