Lates at the Natural History Museum

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 28th Oct 2016

Free, but tickets required for special events.

Embark on a journey of discovery at October Lates. Relax with food and drink, wander the Museum's galleries after hours and delve deeper by booking an activity with experts.

Check out what the crowd is saying about #NHMLates on Twitter and join in the conversation.

This month, Lates is also part of the Museums at Night festival.
Ticketed events

Silent Tour: Treasures - as part of Lates
Take an expert-led tour through the Museum's Treasures gallery, home to some of the most significant natural discoveries.

Pop-up Planetarium: The Wonders of Space - as part of Lates
Climb inside our giant, inflatable planetarium for a starlit presentation from Explorer Dome about the origin and evolution of space and stars.

Colour and Vision exhibition
Discover how the entwined histories of colour and vision have filled the natural world with the vibrant hues and shades we see today.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
From intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes, see how photographers' passion for the natural world produces startling images.
Pop-up science stations

As you spend your evening wandering the halls of the Museum, don't forget to drop by for a chat with some of our scientists. You'll have the chance to see a selection of intriguing specimens and try a range of creative activities.

Gallery Hunt
Take a closer look and discover what’s really inside our galleries using some cryptic clues.

HMS Discovery
Hear stories and see specimens from Captain James Cook's pioneering journeys across the Pacific on the HMS Discovery in the eighteenth century which changed the course of science.

Discover What’s Inside
Witness groundbreaking CT scanning technology which allows us to look inside deep specimens. Find out what was lurking in the stomach of an angler fish and see how pesticides affect the brain of honeybees.

Mantis Shrimp Virtual Reality - Colour and Vision
Location: Opposite the Human Biology gallery
Discover the secret communication of courting mantis shrimps with this virtual reality experience.

Cost: Free of Charge

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Europe/London Lates at the Natural History Museum Wander the Museum's galleries after hours and delve deeper by booking an activity with experts. Natural History Museum,Cromwell Road, London,,

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