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Lates: Superhuman

Try something new, do something different! Join us for an adults-only night at the museum packed with live shows and experiments, talks, comedy, music and more.

Our November Lates explores superhero science and superhuman abilities. Explore the cutting-edge VR technology that’s upgrading the human body, discover superhero DNA with our keyring-making workshops, and meet real life super-dogs in our handling area.

Talks from the Royal Society of Chemistry will delve into the science that makes the impossible possible, and our bookable Animation Masterclass workshops will let your imagination fly (more information below).

Plus there’ll be free beer courtesy of local brewers Goose Eye and scientific debate at Café Scientifique. The full programme will be announced soon—keep an eye on this page for more!

Animation Masterclass

Time: 18.30, 19.30, 20.30
Price: £6

As part of Lates: Superhuman we’re offering the unique opportunity to join our resident animator for an animation masterclass! You’ll discover how stop-motion animation works and animate your very own sequence using plasticine. The workshop includes:

  • A tour of the Animation Gallery
  • Use of bespoke animation stations with equipment, backdrops and webcam
  • Clay modelling (you can take your clay model home!)
  • Animation of your ‘superhero flight’ scene
  • Processing of your film to watch at home
  • Step-by-step guidance from an expert animator

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What is Lates?

Lates is a free, adults-only night at the museum. Four times a year, we open our doors after hours and host a fantastic range of special guests, events and activities. Each Lates has a theme—they’ve included everything from space and music to the science of the future!

There’s always loads going on at Lates. You might find yourself enjoying live comedy or music, listening to a lightning talk from a scientist or artist, or getting involved in something creative. There are tours of our collection, live experiments, and opportunities to explore the museum’s galleries after dark...

Our café and bar will be open too, so you can grab some drinks and a bite to eat. Lates is a great way to meet people, share stories, have a laugh and experience something new!

  • Lates is a free event, but booking is recommended
  • Donations are welcome! You can donate online or at the event
  • Lates events are suitable for ages 18+
  • Filming and photography takes place throughout Lates