After hours at the Museum
Enjoy exhibitions, talks, science demos, food and drinks by night on the last Friday of the month.
Blast off into space for a night that's out of this world at Lates.
Join us as we celebrate 50 years since humans set foot on the Moon.
Hold 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites, take a virtual tour of the volcanoes and canyons on the surface of Mars, get up-close to a beautiful replica of Neil Armstrong's iconic Apollo spacesuit and join a talk with a live link to the Apollo Sample Curator at NASA.
26 July 2019, 18.00-22.00
Free entry, no ticket required.
Paid activities are Behind the Scenes at Lates: Spirit Collection tours.
Plan your Lates
Pop-up science stations
Meet our scientists and find out how to identify meteorites, see what we know about water on Mars and sniff the solar system.
Free, no ticket required
Nature Live talks
Join Museum planetary scientist Peter Grindrod and discover how the atmosphere and climate of Mars have affected the distribution of water, ultimately controlling the habitability of the red planet.
Join Museum space scientists Natasha Almeida and Caroline Smith, with a live link-up to Ryan Zeigler, the Apollo Sample Curator at NASA, and discover how we look after precious pieces of the Moon and what the future holds for lunar research.
Cosmic chill-out zone
See the Marine Invertebrates gallery transform into an audiovisual exploration of space. Enjoy images, footage and sound recordings from NASA missions.
Grab a drink and have a chat with scientists about their fascinating work.
Take a tour of Mars
Join Joel Davis on a virtual tour of the Martian surface. Discover landmarks and find out where scientists want to visit in the future.
Images of Nature gallery
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
The six-metre suspended artwork in the Jerwood Gallery sure packs the wow-factor. Your Instragram feed will look out of this world. Free, no booking required
The Companion: Moon experience explores the relationship between our planet and the Moon and the constant push and pull between these two celestial bodies in free performances by interactive theatre-makers Coney.
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.