Lates: A Human Planet

After hours at the Museum

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

Uncover the world around us at Lates this April.

Of the millions of different species that call our planet home, humans have had the most profound impact on others. Explore how we have evolved to interact with the environment, from our dependence and influence on certain species to how we harness biological properties for modern medicine.


  • 27 April 2018, 18.00-22.00

  • Free entry, with some paid activities. 

Tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Meet Paul de Ornellas and Christian Plowman from ZSL and learn how endangered species are being protected. 

Origins: The Start of Our Human Journey

Join Museum researchers Chris Stringer and Julia Galway-Witham as they discuss how early humans lived.

Pop-up science stations

Meet our scientists and learn about bees, safeguarding food security and how our ancestors adapted to their environment.

Hang out with Hope

Grab a drink, marvel at Hope the blue whale and take a guided tour of Hintze Hall narrated by Sir David Attenborough in our visitor app.

Visit exhibitions

Buy your tickets to visit Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Venom: Killer and Cure at Lates this month.

Go behind the scenes

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection, where you'll meet Archie the giant squid.