After hours at the Museum

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

The next Lates event will be held Friday 25 January 2019. 

Information about the exciting activites taking place, including free Nature Live talks and pop-up science stations will be available here soon.


  • 25 January 2019, 18.00-22.00

  • Free entry, with a mix of paid and free activities.

Plan your Lates

Pop-up science stations

Pop-up science stations

Hang out with scientists and handle specimens at our pop-up science stations. Information for January's event will be available here soon.


Spirit Collection tours Archie the giant squid

Go behind the scenes

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 will be available soon
Tours run every half hour from 18.30

Visit exhibitions

Buy your tickets to visit Life in the Dark and Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Lates.

The Wider Earth

Follow the adventures of a young Charles Darwin in a new play featuring remarkable puppetry. 

Until 24 February 2019

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.

Live coverage may be broadcast via a regional television as publicity for the event.

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.