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Natural History Museum June Lates

Friday 24 June 2016
6:00pm10:00pm

AfterHours Lates (Photograph: Natural History Museum)

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Natural History Museum June Lates in collaboration with Pride in London

Seduction and sexuality: what do you know about animal attraction and sexual identity in the natural world?

Pride in London and Natural History Museum join forces in a unique collaboration for June Lates.

Ticketed events

  • Animal Attraction Odyssey: Discover colourful courtship, long-distance love and more mating secrets of the natural world.
  • Panel discussion: Basic Instincts: When it comes to sex, how different are we to chimps? Explore sexual behaviour in the animal kingdom with the experts.
  • The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck Opera: A curious and quirky operatic performance exploring sexual attraction in the natural world.
  • Silent tour: Leading Ladies: Learn about elephants, lions, and other mammal species where ladies take the lead. A Museum scientist reveals all.

Free events

  • Celebrating Pride with dance and song: Enjoy pop-up performances from 201 Dance Company and the London Gay Men’s Chorus at various locations around the Museum
  • Come fly with me: Illustrated by a selection of the Museum's 2.5 million fly specimens, Curator Daniel Whitmore discusses pheromones and attraction in the world of diptera.
  • She came in through the bathroom window: The Museum’s arachnid expert, Jan Beccaloni, explores the surprising world of spider courtship, covering colourful displays, partner-swapping, and sexual cannibalism.
  • The wind beneath my wings: Love Lepidoptera? Then join Museum Curator Alessandro Giusti and discover the elaborate mating dances and songs of beautiful butterflies and moths.

Bars will serve a range of delicious refreshments, including cocktails, Prosecco, red and white wine, alcoholic milkshakes, pale ale, lager and soft drinks. Refuel with tasty wraps, baguettes and sandwiches at the Central Cafe in the Blue Zone, or head to The Kitchen in the Red Zone for gourmet hot meals. Just after a snack? Crackers and crisps can be purchased at the bars.

Entry to the Museum is free, but you need tickets for some of the events and for exhibitions. See the website and individual event listings for start and finish times.

Free admission, some events are ticketed
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  • Access
    • Accessible toilets
    • Assistance dog friendly
    • No BSL interpretation
    • Fully accessible
    • No induction loop
    • No speech to text
  • Admission
    • Free
    • Family friendly
    • Meet and greet
    • Under 18s welcome
  • When you're there
    • Gender neutral toilets
    • May be alcohol
    • May be crowds
    • May be flashing lights
    • May be loud noises

Any questions?

Please contact Pride in London if you have any questions about this event.