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Summer Science Exhibition Lates



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Join us after hours to explore the Summer Science Exhibition and enjoy an evening of science, comedy, cocktails and also the England vs. Columbia match.

Join us for an adults only evening of science, comedy and cocktails

Our late night opening offers an exclusive and exciting programme of activities, alongside the opportunity to see 22 exhibits showcasing cutting-edge research in the main exhibition. From pioneering penne pasta to an exploration of citizen science, and comedy shows about forgotten contributions to bubbles and DNA sweet structures, this is an evening not to be missed for those with curious minds. For football fans, we will also be showing the England vs. Columbia match in the Events room in the Basement from 7pm.

Attending the event

  • Over-18s only
  • We are operating a challenge 25 policy on the door and you may be required to show a valid form of ID to enter the event
  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at our pop-up café
  • Visitors will be required to show a valid form of ID before purchasing alcoholic beverages
  • Doors open from 6pm
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2018

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Summer Science Exhibition Lates

Join us for our late night opening of the exhibition and enjoy an evening of science, comedy, cocktails and also the England vs. Columbia match. Adults only.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
Two visitors to the 2017 Summer Science Exhibition talking with an exhibitor

Discovery hub

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Human jukebox

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6pm – 9pm

Human jukebox, David Urry, playing guitar
Graphic of the solar system with orbiting planets

Particles to planets (part of Discovery hub)

Whether it’s the Higgs Boson that piques your interest, or your head is more among the stars, there’s something for everyone at Dr Maria Ubiali’s Particles to planets.

6pm – 10pm


Puzzle your senses as sweet and savoury are mixed and expectations are confused with our molecular gastronomy take on the traditional pasta dish.

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Mental health
Emperor penguin standing on a rock

Science needs you

Is citizen science the future of scientific research? Join us to take part in real research projects alongside the scientists behind them.

6pm – 10pm

Scientists under the spotlight

Many research projects go on for years, but tonight these researchers have only minutes to tell you all about their work.

6.30pm – 9.30pm, every 20 minutes

Female doctor in a white lab coat shouting into a megaphone
Man sitting in a room with red lighting, reading a book from the Royal Society's archives

What secrets lie below?

Discover the best kept secrets of the Royal Society archives.

6.30pm – 8.30pm, every 30 minutes

Photo of a dark blue ocean with light blue swirling patterns. This image is of a phytoplankton bloom captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on August 1, 2004.

Sweet world of microbes (part of Discovery hub)

Microbial DNA holds the answer to life’s fundamental questions, including why our planet is the way it is.  Delve into the secret world of microbes and discover why their DNA is important for life on Earth.

6pm – 10pm

Science made visible: drawings, prints, objects

Explore how images have helped define scientific progress for hundreds of years with this fascinating collection of drawings, paintings and engravings from the Royal Society’s archives.

6pm – 10pm

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