Lates: Your Planet Needs You
After hours at the Museum
Enjoy exhibitions, talks, science demos, food and drinks by night on the last Friday of the month.
Both the Cromwell Road and Exhibition Road entrances will be open with step-free access.
This month, join us and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for a special Late all about the environment.
From seas of plastic to forest biodiversity, rising air turbulence and struggling coral reefs, meet the scientists whose innovative work is helping to tackle our planet's most urgent environmental challenges.
30 November 2018, 18.00-22.00
Free entry, with a mix of paid and free activities.
Plan your Lates
Earth by Luke Jerram
Location: Hintze Hall
The first time humankind saw Earth floating in space was in 1972 on NASA's Apollo 17 mission. At this moment, our understanding of our planet changed forever. Hanging in the black emptiness of space, the Earth seems isolated - a precious and fragile island of life.
Experience the wonder of Earth, a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, Earth features detailed NASA imagery projections, together with a sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.
Meet researcher Tamara Galloway whose work on marine plastics has influenced legislation worldwide, including the UK government's ban on microbeads in cosmetics.
Free Nature Live talk, 20.15-21.00
Reflections of Earth
See the Marine Invertebrates gallery transform into an audiovisual celebration of our Earth.
Take a moment to reflect and enjoy laid-back music and images from the National Centre for Earth Observation.
What if you had the power to save the world? Join interactive theatre makers Coney on an immersive adventure to make decisions at key moments in Earth's history
Flett Theatre, 18.30, 19.30 and 20.30
Free, bookings required
An after-dark behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection. Explore the amazing diversity of life on Earth.
£15, bookings recommended
Tours run every half hour from 18.30
Make sure your visit runs smoothly with our guide to luggage storage, cloakrooms, toilets, lifts and parking. You'll also find information about facilities for disabled visitors.