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    W5 Late is now sold out.

    Are you ready for a frightfully good evening of entertainment? W5 Late RETURNS for Halloween!

    W5 Late is a strictly adults-only, after-hours evening at Northern Ireland’s award-winning science and discovery centre!

    Don your scariest costume for chills and thrills and explore over 250 interactive exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas.

    Discover what lurks within our haunted mansion ‘Monster Manor’ but beware you might see some unexpected characters along the way!

    Get up close and personal with the NI Paranormal Research Association, meet some hair-raising reptiles and engage with the experts in our 'spooktacular' lecture theatre talks such as ‘The Psychology of Fear’, plus SO much more!

    There will be a fully licensed bar where you can have a glass of wine or cold beer.

    So, forget the children’s parties and trick or treating - Halloween just got a whole lot scarier!

    W5 Late is running from 7pm-11pm on Saturday 20 October. Admission is £12.00 per adult. Capacity is limited, therefore online booking essential. Please note, this event has now sold out.


    Please note, Spacebase will not be open for W5 Late.

      W5 Late – Event Information:

      • This is an 18+ event, therefore ID is required.
      • All bags will be searched before entering W5. We will not allow backpacks or large bags into the venue, but we do allow small bags/handbags. We class small bags no larger than A3 size.
      • Antisocial or disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated. This behaviour may result in you being asked to leave the building or being ejected without return.
      • Smoking / vaping is not permitted anywhere in the building.
      • No food or drink is permitted to be brought into the venue. Food and drink purchased in W5 is not permitted on the exhibition floors.
      • Visitors are not permitted to enter areas that are cordoned off, or marked as staff only.
      • Please use public transport, or car share where possible as the car park will be busy due to an event in the SSE Arena, Belfast. Please avail of our car park prepay options to avoid the queues after the event.
      • Please be aware that we will be recording video content / taking photos throughout the evening.

      Please note, Spacebase will not be open for W5 Late. Suitable shoes must be worn on Climbit.

        W5 Late ticket holders - we have put together an event itinerary by floor so you don’t miss any of the awesome activities, talks and shows that we have planned for you!

        Ground Floor

        Welcome by the 501st Legion Ireland Garrison, 7-8pm – Journey to the dark side of a galaxy far, far away & meet some legendary villains such as Darth Vader.

        W5 Shop & LEGO® Zone, 7-11pm – Explore our brand-new gift shop!

        VR Zone, 7-11pm – Take an adventure like no other in our brand-new Virtual Reality Zone. (This is an add-on experience & costs between £3-£5 per player, per game).

        Level 1

        Red Knight Toy Group Table Games, 7-10pm - Have some fun with our range of table games!

        Bar, 7-10.30pm – Grab a cold drink at our licensed bar.

        W5 Coffee Shop, 7-10.30pm – Enjoy some soft-drinks & food in our coffee shop.

        Level 2

        NI Blood Transfusion Service Information Stand, 7-8pm – As we shop for fake blood & more, it’s the perfect time to learn about the importance of giving just one small pint of blood!

        Climbit & Coffee Dock, 7-10.30pm – Scale the heights on Climbit & grab a coffee at our Coffee Dock.

        Bar, 7-10.30pm – Grab a cold drink at our licensed bar.

        Exhibition Floors, 7-11pm – Explore over 250 interactive exhibits

        Live Demonstration Shows:

        A Gruesome Tale of the World’s First Vaccination, 7.30pm - Discover the gruesome tale behind the pus-filled boil & the world’s first vaccination!

        Bikewheels & Broomsticks, 8.30pm - Is it a science show or a magic show? You decide! Join in with some science tricks, meet a famous scientist & learn why laws of motion are as easy as, but more fun than, falling off a bike.

        The Big Fat Quiz of the Fear, 9.30pm - Do you know your Acrophobia from your Arachnophobia? Join us for this spooktacular quiz!

        Final Judging for the Costume Competition, 10.30pm - Put on your best ghoulish rags & be approached with a gold star for outstanding costume. The 13 scariest will then be invited to a final parade where the audience will decide who deserves to be overall winner.

        Level 3

        Halloween Face Painting, 7-9pm – It wouldn’t be Halloween without some spooky face painting!

        Zombie Make-up Demonstration, 8pm & 10pm – Gather around for this wickedly-wonderful demonstration!

        DJ, 7-11pm – Enjoy some music!

        Level 4

        Hair-raising Reptiles, 7-10pm – Face your fears & get up close to some hair-raising reptiles!

        Bar, 7-10.30pm - Grab a cold drink at our licensed bar.

        Exhibition Floor, 7-11pm - Explore over 250 interactive exhibits.

        Monster Manor, 7-11pm – Do you dare to explore our haunted mansion?

        Live Demonstration Activities:

        Trick or Treat, 8-10pm

        Slime, 8-10pm

        Level 5

        NI Bat Group Information Stand, 7-10.30pm – Discover how truly fascinating the creepy creature from the chilling movies really is!

        NI Paranormal Research Association Information Stand, 7-10.30pm – Explore state-of-the-art equipment & unfold the truths about things that go bump in the night!

        Lecture Theatre Talks:

        NI Bat Group with Robin Moffitt, 7.45pm - Learn all about this nocturnal mammal & find out about the eight species of bat found right here in NI!

        So, You Want to be a Zombie? Makeup with Sarah Blair, 8.30pm - Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘drop dead gorgeous’, expert make-up & prosthetic artist, Sarah Blair shows us how to transform into a truly terrifying zombie!

        The Psychology of Fear with Dr Gary McKeown, 9.15pm - From snakes & clowns, to heights & horror movies, discover the psychology behind ‘fear’ with leading Psychologist Dr. Gary McKeown from Queens University, Belfast.

        NI Paranormal Research Association with Warren Coates, 10pm - Learn about some of the spine-chilling encounters from NI’s best paranormal investigators!

        WATCH OUT FOR ZOMBIES WALKING THE FLOORS! (7.30-10.30pm, supplied by Event Heroes)

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