We use cookies to improve your experience. By using our site, you consent to our use of cookies. Click here for more info

Accept & Close
My Itinerary(0 Activities/Events)
    What's On
    W5 Late
    Add to my Itinerary
    W5 Late October Header Secondary
    Seasonal Event
    Special Evening for Adults

    Book Now

    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 five incredible exhibition areas.

    Discover what lurks within our brand-new immersive experience ‘Creatures of the Night’ and prepare for a chilling encounter with some spooky ghosts, ghouls and monsters! Engage with the experts in our spooktacular range of Lecture Theatre talks, get in character with some frightening face painting, plus so much more!

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

    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 19 October. Admission is £12.00 per adult. Capacity is limited, therefore online booking essential.


      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

      Reel Icons Welcome, 7-8pm - Meet the amazing costumed characters from Reel Icons Ireland for a night of fantastic photo opportunities!

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

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

      Level 1

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

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

      MED-Lab, 7-11pm - Explore our new exhibition area ‘MED-Lab’ and discover the medical marvel that is the human body! Try your hand at our life-sized Operation game and SO much more!

      Level 2

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

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

      Climbit, 7-11pm - Scale the heights on Climbit, our BIGGEST exhibit ever!

      Sketch Club with P.J Holden, 8-9pm - Learn to draw all things scary with PJ Holden, a Belfast based comic artist. Best known for his work on Judge Dredd for 2000AD, over the past 20 years PJ has also drawn WWII comics with Garth Ennis (for the video game World of Tanks), Robocop/Terminator comics as well as XMen for Marvel.

      Live Demonstration Shows:

      Edward Jenner and the Pus Filled Boil, 7.30pm - Travel back in time to the 18th Century, when modern medicine was in its infancy and a deadly scourge stalked the population… smallpox! Visit with us the country practice of the brave physician who first did battle against this vile plague and thrill to hear of the clever, if somewhat dubious, intuition that led to the world’s very first vaccine. W5’s resident quack Dr. Yura Gonner will lead you on this bloody and fascinating journey. But be warned, while we won’t condone experiments on small children, sometimes they work, they do. Mwa ha ha ha…

      In Your Face Body Show, 8.30pm - Whether you’re riding a bike, running a marathon or just eating your lunch – your body can do some incredible things! But are the day to day activities we do as simple as we think? Join us for a closer look at what goes on to power the inner workings of the most amazing machine ever created – you!

      The Big Fat Quiz of the Fear, 9.15pm - Do you know your Acrophobia from your Arachnophobia? Join us for this spooktacular quiz!

      Final Judging for the Costume Competition, 10.15pm - Put on your best ghoulish rags and 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

      DJ, 7-11pm – Enjoy some music!

      Cool Kidz Halloween Face Painting, 7.30-9.30pm - It wouldn’t be Halloween without some spooky face painting!

      Level 4

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

      AMAZE, 7-11pm - Step into AMAZE, our BRAND-NEW, truly unique, technological space and join us for the immersive experience 'Creatures of the Night'!

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

      Live Demonstration Shows:

      Trick or Treat - The Bug Munch Challenge, every hour from 7-11pm - Two cups, one chance. Under one cup; a tasty chocolate treat. Under the other; the mouldering carcass of a dead bug. Whichever you choose, you MUST eat. Are you brave enough? Will your treat be sweet? Or will you pick the tick? The choice is yours.

      Level 5

      Lecture Theatre Talks:

      Live Dissection with Dr Kat Sanders & Emer Maguire, 8.00-8.45pm & 9.30-10.15pm – How do our lungs work? What happens if you pop a lung? Can you pop a lung? Are your lungs in your neck? Join Clinical Anatomist, Dr Kat Sanders and science communicator, Emer Maguire, as they take you on a tour of the remarkable duo, your lungs! Please note – this session includes a dissection of non-human lungs on-stage.

      Dr Kat Sanders is a Lecturer in Anatomy at Hull York Medical School in Yorkshire. A previous TEDx speaker and FameLab finalist.


        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.

          Be the first to know about new exhibitions, events and workshops!