Event information

Event type: evening event

Location: Galleries

Ticket prices:

Adult: Free entry

The animal kingdom is a noisy place with a language that humans are trying to understand. This month, join us to explore sound in nature.

Animals have evolved to produce sounds in a variety of ways and for many different reasons, including communication, courtship, navigation, and even hunting. The sounds different animals make can be an extremely useful tool for identifying and classifying them. Explore some noisy nature and discover how scientists use sound to monitor biodiversity. 

Please note that the Mammals (blue whale) gallery will be closed for redevelopment at this time.


Bats, Drones and Phones

Attenborough Studio, Free

The high frequency calls bats use to hunt can't be heard by the human ear, but with the right equipment we can listen in.

Find out more about this event and how to get tickets.

Museum map

Use the Museum map to plan your evening and find the events and pop-up science stations. Entry is via the Exhibition Road entrance only.

Fabulous food and drinks

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.

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Pop-up science stations

Meet our scientists and learn about relationships in nature at a range of pop-up stations as you explore the Museum after dark at Lates.


Visit exhibitions

Buy your tickets to visit Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Lates this month.

Event dates
28 April 2017 18.00-22.00