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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.

What’s on at Lates: Space

Makespace, Level 4

Simon in Space Stand-up comic Simon Watt will tackle the topic of astro-biology and reveal why a biologically accurate alien invasion film would be rubbish!

Lightning Talks Catherine Walsh will talk about the about the search for extraterrestrial life, while Brad Gibson asks: are we alone in the universe?

Wonderlab, Level 3

Get hands-on with telescopes, explore the sky at night, and meet Teledyne, Bradford’s very own space and defence company. You’ll also have the chance to contribute to a collaborative galaxy artwork and see the Northern Lights in a box!

Wonderlab Studio, Level 3

Blast Off! Join Sam Gregson and discover how to make a rocket fly into space in an exciting and explosive live show.

Foyer, Ground Floor

You’ve seen Tim Peake’s Soyuz capsule on display in our foyer—now join Science Museum curator Doug Millard to learn more about Tim and his spacecraft.

Media Café, Ground Floor

Planetarium Experience the stars up close in an incredible interactive planetarium show. 

Kodak Gallery, Lower Ground Floor

Mars Rover Make a balloon-powered Mars rover and challenge your friends to a race.

Straw Rockets Rocket science made simple! Use straws to create your very own rocket and fire it into the air.

Insight, Lower Ground Floor

Hidden Treasures Space-travel through our lunar collections with our curators, from early daguerreotypes and zoetrope animations to photographs of the Apollo 11 mission.

Fly Me to the Moon Watch the moon landings on an original TV set.


Get your face painted, enjoy live music, and check out the Space Descent VR experience (charges apply).

  • Lates is a free event, but booking is recommended, and donations are welcome.
  • Some of the free events within Lates will be ticketed—get your tickets from the Media Café on the ground floor.
  • Lates events are suitable for ages 18+.
  • Filming and photography will take place throughout this event.


About Lates

For one night only, four times a year, we work with scientists and artists from all over the UK to bring brilliant minds together, creating a night out unlike any other. Our adults-only Lates events are upbeat and energetic: there's loads of stuff to do, from live experiments to exclusive talks.

Listen to music, have a laugh and get involved in our unique and creative activities. Then grab some food in our café or a drink in the bar, meet new people and share stories.

    Upcoming Lates

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