Lates: Nature's Pharmacy

After hours at the Museum

Enjoy exhibitions, talks, science demos, food and drinks by night on the last Friday of the month.

Join us as we explore nature's marvellous medicine cabinet at Lates.

From penicillin and painkillers, to cold remedies and anticancer drugs, a surprising number of the products we rely on to keep us healthy come from the natural world. 

  • 26 April 2019, 18.00-22.00

Plan your Lates

Ant-ibiotics - Nature Live

Join Matt Hutchings and team to learn about a new and potentially brilli-ant solution to drug-resistant infections. 

Attenborough Studio
Free, no ticket required

Pop-up science stations

Hang out with scientists, learn about their latest research and get up-close to specimens.

18.00-21.30
Free, no ticket required

Spirit collection tours

Explore the amazing diversity of life on Earth with an after-dark behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection. 

£15, bookings essential
Tours run every half hour from 18.30

Visit exhibitions

Buy your tickets to visit Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Lates.

Stay really late at the Silent Disco

Make waves on the dance floor under Hope the whale, and curate the soundtrack to your night as three DJs make you move. Adult: £22, Member: £20

Important information

Please note that photography and filming may take place during this event, in which you may be identifiable.

These images may be used for Museum marketing purposes on the website, social media and printed publicity materials.

If you have any concerns about being filmed or photographed, please speak to a member of staff.

Access at South Kensington

Make sure your visit runs smoothly with our guide to luggage storage, cloakrooms, toilets, lifts and parking. You'll also find information about facilities for disabled visitors.