Lates: Toxic

After-hours at the Museum

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

Free entry, with some paid activities. 

This month at Lates, discover the toxic organisms that surround us, and how their poisons and venoms can be put to ingenious uses, both for them and for us.

The natural world is teeming with toxins. From stinging scorpions to biting black mambas, there are hundreds of thousands of plants and animals that can pack a punch in nature. 

Toxic Rhymes

Brace yourself for the toxic rhymes and lyrical venom of poets inspired by the new exhibition, Venom: Killer and cure.

Nature Live: Venom

Discover the diverse and deadly use of venom in the natural world with Museum scientist, Ronald Jenner.

Nature Live: Toxic Troubles

Find out how much we understand of the complex cocktail of snake venom toxins with researcher, Nick Casewell.

This month

  • 24 November 2017, 18.00-22.00

Coming up...

  • 26 January 2018, 18.00-22.00

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Fabulous food and drink

Find fantastic hot meals in The Kitchen and enjoy cocktails, wine, pale ale, lager and soft drinks and snacks at the bars in North Hall and Fossil Marine Reptiles.

Pop-up science stations

Meet our scientists at a range of pop-up stations, as you explore the Museum after dark at Lates.

Take a tour

Join us for an after dark behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection. Book your tickets today.

Visit exhibitions

Buy your tickets to visit Venom: Killer and cure, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Whales: Beneath the surface at Lates this month.