Lates at the Science Museum
Ever wondered how Houdini escaped all those straitjackets, how David Blaine survived being encased in ice for 60 days, or how Derren Brown controls the minds of his audience? Well this Wednesday the Science Museum is divulging the science behind magic to explain such seemingly inexplicable tricks. This month’s late will also give you the opportunity to see some of the museum’s most mysterious (and usually stored away) objects, and the new Stranger Than Fiction exhibition (for half price). Plus all the regular highlights of live music, a pub quiz, Punk Science comedy shows and the best silent disco in town.
Free, Wednesday September 24, 6.45–10pm, Science Museum.
The Natural History Museum’s annual Science Uncovered event returns for some more late-night fun this Friday September 26. As well the chance to enjoy a bevy in the spectacular Hintze Hall (the one with the Diplodocus), you’ll have the chance to meet world-class scientists, take a sneaky look at next year’s exhibitions and play a massive game of snakes and ladders. There’s a whopping 200+ activities taking place on the night including the chance to join a live link to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, to witness a 3D printer working on magnified models of deadly viruses, to spot creatures in a wildlife garden and to munch on a parasite-shaped chocolate (yum?). It’s open to all ages from 3-6pm but after that it’s adults only (woohoo), so leave the kids at home and head on down for an evening of fun, free, screaming-kid-free activities and exhibitions.
Free, Friday September 26, 3–10.30pm (adults only after 6pm), Natural History Museum.
V&A Friday Late
For this month’s V&A Late, the artists are taking over. There will be an all-female drumming band, artists’ desktop designs inspired by the collections for your iPhone, a dual workshop of sculpture and photography, and plenty more activities taking place . The V&A and Art Licks are collaborating for a preview to the Art Licks weekend in October. Places for activities are free but limited and most are available on a first come basis.
Free, Friday September 26, 6.30–10pm, Victoria and Albert Museum.
For more great events take a look at 36 fantastic things to do this week in London.