Activities per levels

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TICKETS !

 

Guidelines to follow during your visit

tell us

Story

The power of a story

Available in Dutch or in French

Duration:
01:00
Entry Fees: 

€ 3/person + € 45/guide

Maximum number of participants:
20
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).

List of themes

M3-P2

PRESCHOOL 3

The power of a story

An exciting puppet show about the discovery of fossils leads to a genuine hunt for the dinosaurs in the Museum. The children will take the world of dinosaurs back home with them as they participate in a fun hands-on activity.  

Available in Dutch.

 

Tyrano le terrible - Dinodor...

stories in French

 

 

craftshop

Workshops

Science is something you just have to experience!

In our workshops, you will explore the versatility of the animal world, or what the building blocks of the Earth are, what life used to be like or the origins of mankind, and more importantly, how we have obtained all that information. Try it for yourself by observing and asking questions, and then trying to work things out in a creative, fun and educational way. Experience it and find out for yourself!

The workshops are given in Dutch and/or in French.  See also for themes below.

Duration:
02:00
Entry Fees: 

€ 4 extra per person

Maximum number of participants:
15
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm) or send an e-mail to reservations@naturalsciences.be.

List of themes

3RD DEGREE PRESCHOOL

This workshop is only available in Dutch

 

Pupils watch a live online animation by our education team from their classroom (photo: RBINS)

Our Live Online Animations

Discover some of our collections from your place and in a different way! From our broadcasting studio, our guides deliver educational programs with high quality image and sound. 

Please accommodate 2 class hours for the entire interactive broadcast including connection setup.  

Necessary equipment in the classroom:

  • A fast internet connection
  • Beamer or smartboard
  • Speakers, microphone and webcam

Participants may also use individual tablets or personal computers.

The animation is available from Monday to Friday.

The animation is also available for non-school groups.

 

Studio Dino

  • P3-S2
  • Are you ready to travel back in time? Our guide takes you back to the illustrious time of dinosaurs. You will discover what they ate, what they looked like and how they lived their lives. We will also explore how scientists deduced all this from fossils and how new discoveries are made every day!  By the way... are you absolutely certain that all dinosaurs went extinct? 

 

 

Duration:
01:40
Entry Fees: 

€ 120,- per animation

Conditions:

By reservation only. Book by e-mail (reservations@naturalsciences.be) or by phone (02 627 42 52).

tell us

Story

The power of a story

Available in Dutch or in French

Duration:
01:00
Entry Fees: 

€ 3/person + € 45/guide

Maximum number of participants:
20
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).

List of themes
guided tour

Guided Tours

Observation-led exercises

The Museum presents collections in all fields of natural sciences, drawn from all the continents and oceans. Whether your goal is a holistic discovery of our exhibits or a specific theme, having your group accompanied by a specialist will give your visit real added value. Designed as observation-led exercises, our guided tours illustrate scientific methods in a simple way: based on the specimens on display, the visitors gather information, interpret it and draw conclusions. The guide tailors the session, useing language appropriate to his/her audience and interacting with the group to enhance the visit.

Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 
  • € 5 per person (2-25)
  • € 45 per guide (weekdays only) 
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).

List of themes

2ND & 3RD DEGREE PRIMARY SCHOOL

From excavations to the interpretation of their lifestyles, a panorama of knowledge about dinosaurs, for larger: evolution and classification elements.

What is biodiversity?
How it develops or, conversely, ailing?
What is its importance in our quality of life?
How to promote a daily basis?

A dive in a habitat full of surprises - the city - can answer these questions.

A mini-rally among the most remarkable pieces of our rooms starting from our room 250 Years of Natural Sciences which traces the history of the Museum and its collections.
It is also possible to follow a general tour of the Museum

3RD DEGREE PRIMARY SCHOOL

The fantastic story of life 
Join us on this unforgettable journey through the history of life. We stop at the fossils of dinosaurs. In the evolution hall, you stand face to face with different kinds of animals. With Darwin as guide we explore the processes of evolution from the very beginning of life in six stages. We get even a brief look into the future. You will be amazed from whom you all descend!
craftshop

Workshops

Science is something you just have to experience!

In our workshops, you will explore the versatility of the animal world, or what the building blocks of the Earth are, what life used to be like or the origins of mankind, and more importantly, how we have obtained all that information. Try it for yourself by observing and asking questions, and then trying to work things out in a creative, fun and educational way. Experience it and find out for yourself!

The workshops are given in Dutch and/or in French.  See also for themes below.

Duration:
02:00
Entry Fees: 

€ 4 extra per person

Maximum number of participants:
15
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm) or send an e-mail to reservations@naturalsciences.be.

List of themes

1ST DEGREE PRIMARY SCHOOL

This workshop is only available in Dutch or in French

2ND & 3RD DEGREE PRIMARY SCHOOL

This workshop is only available in Dutch or in French

This workshop is only available in Dutch or in French

This workshop is only available in Dutch or in French

3RD DEGREE PRIMARY SCHOOL

This workshop is only available in Dutch or in French

FROM 2ND DEGREE PRIMARY SCHOOL

This workshop is only available in French

This workshop is only available in French

This workshop is only available in French

Belgian beetles in the Derenne collection (© RBINS, Thierry Hubin)

Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours - The Museum is just the tip of the Institute’s iceberg!

You’ve visited the Museum; now get to know the scientific institution behind it! Starting with the stairs and corridors that are normally off-limits for visitors, you’ll discover the building’s amazing architecture. Then you’ll see a scientist’s office, and you'll visit the depositories and their impressive collections. You’ll see that the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is jam-packed with surprising specimens.

The visit’s route includes a lot of stairs and narrow passages and so unfortunately is unsuitable for visitors with reduced mobility.

Available in English, in Dutch or in French.

Duration:
01:30
Entry Fees: 

€ 5 per person + € 45 per guide (weekdays only) 

Maximum number of participants:
12
Conditions:
  • By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).
  • Maximum group size: 12 visitors (including group leaders) 
  • If you have a specific question about the tour please contact reservations@naturalsciences.be or info@naturalsciences.be.
crafting exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

Touring exhibitions/workshops from the Brussels Centre for Nature Education (CBEN)

CBEN is department of the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences of Belgium, subsidized by Brussels Environment with the backing of the Brussels-Capital Region.

The centre's mission for more than 20 years has been to create exhibitions/workshops for a primary school audience based on the theme of urban nature. These exhibitions tour the 19 municipalities of Brussels and are available free of charge, upon reservation.

Exhibitions in 2018-2020: BiodiverCity 

Available in Dutch and French

Current Exhibitions

For more information about this activity, please consult this page in French or in Dutch.



Past Exhibitions

We sleep during the night because our species is one of the vast majority of animals that are adapted to diurnal life. Some species, however, rest during the day and are active at night. Their senses are often differently developed to...

For more information about this activity, please consult this page in French or in Dutch.

Touring exhibitions/workshops of the Brussels Centre for Nature Education (CBEN)

A department of the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences of Belgium, subsidized by Brussels Environment with the backing of...


xperiLAB

XperiLAB.be

Xperilab - a mobile laboratory serving schools!

This lorry laboratory travels all over Belgium. It offers students aged 10-14 a series of challenges designed to hone their sense of observation, their practical science skills and their powers of deduction. The activities are an informal approach to scientific methods to give students a taste for science.

An initiative of the Fondation Entreprise / Institut.

 

Duration:
01:30
Entry Fees: 

2,50 € per student

Maximum number of participants:
27
Conditions:

1 classroom per session

Pupils watch a live online animation by our education team from their classroom (photo: RBINS)

Our Live Online Animations

Discover some of our collections from your place and in a different way! From our broadcasting studio, our guides deliver educational programs with high quality image and sound. 

Please accommodate 2 class hours for the entire interactive broadcast including connection setup.  

Necessary equipment in the classroom:

  • A fast internet connection
  • Beamer or smartboard
  • Speakers, microphone and webcam

Participants may also use individual tablets or personal computers.

The animation is available from Monday to Friday.

The animation is also available for non-school groups.

 

Studio Dino

  • P3-S2
  • Are you ready to travel back in time? Our guide takes you back to the illustrious time of dinosaurs. You will discover what they ate, what they looked like and how they lived their lives. We will also explore how scientists deduced all this from fossils and how new discoveries are made every day!  By the way... are you absolutely certain that all dinosaurs went extinct? 

 

 

Duration:
01:40
Entry Fees: 

€ 120,- per animation

Conditions:

By reservation only. Book by e-mail (reservations@naturalsciences.be) or by phone (02 627 42 52).

guided tour

Guided Tours

Observation-led exercises

The Museum presents collections in all fields of natural sciences, drawn from all the continents and oceans. Whether your goal is a holistic discovery of our exhibits or a specific theme, having your group accompanied by a specialist will give your visit real added value. Designed as observation-led exercises, our guided tours illustrate scientific methods in a simple way: based on the specimens on display, the visitors gather information, interpret it and draw conclusions. The guide tailors the session, useing language appropriate to his/her audience and interacting with the group to enhance the visit.

Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 
  • € 5 per person (2-25)
  • € 45 per guide (weekdays only) 
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).

List of themes

ALL DEGREES SECONDARY SCHOOL

From excavations to the interpretation of their lifestyles, a panorama of knowledge about dinosaurs, for larger: evolution and classification elements.

What is biodiversity?
How it develops or, conversely, ailing?
What is its importance in our quality of life?
How to promote a daily basis?

A dive in a habitat full of surprises - the city - can answer these questions.

A mini-tour of the most remarkable pieces of our rooms starting in the "250 Years of Natural Sciences" room, which traces the history of the museum and its collections.
It is also possible to take a general tour of the museum.

The fantastic story of life 
Join us on this unforgettable journey through the history of life. We stop at the fossils of dinosaurs. In the evolution hall, you stand face to face with different kinds of animals. With Darwin as guide we explore the processes of evolution from the very beginning of life in six stages. We get even a brief look into the future. You will be amazed from whom you all descend!
craftshop

Workshops

Science is something you just have to experience!

In our workshops, you will explore the versatility of the animal world, or what the building blocks of the Earth are, what life used to be like or the origins of mankind, and more importantly, how we have obtained all that information. Try it for yourself by observing and asking questions, and then trying to work things out in a creative, fun and educational way. Experience it and find out for yourself!

The workshops are given in Dutch and/or in French.  See also for themes below.

Duration:
02:00
Entry Fees: 

€ 4 extra per person

Maximum number of participants:
15
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm) or send an e-mail to reservations@naturalsciences.be.

List of themes

1ST DEGREE SECONDARY SCHOOL

This workshop is only available in Dutch or in French

This workshop is only available in Dutch

ALL DEGREES SECONDARY SCHOOL

This workshop is only available in Dutch or in French

This workshop is only available in Dutch or in French

2ND DEGREE SECONDARY SCHOOL

This workshop is only available in Dutch or in French

3RD DEGREE SECONDARY SCHOOL

This workshop is only available in Dutch or in French

FROM 2ND DEGREE PRIMARY SCHOOL

This workshop is only available in French

This workshop is only available in French

This workshop is only available in French

Belgian beetles in the Derenne collection (© RBINS, Thierry Hubin)

Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours - The Museum is just the tip of the Institute’s iceberg!

You’ve visited the Museum; now get to know the scientific institution behind it! Starting with the stairs and corridors that are normally off-limits for visitors, you’ll discover the building’s amazing architecture. Then you’ll see a scientist’s office, and you'll visit the depositories and their impressive collections. You’ll see that the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is jam-packed with surprising specimens.

The visit’s route includes a lot of stairs and narrow passages and so unfortunately is unsuitable for visitors with reduced mobility.

Available in English, in Dutch or in French.

Duration:
01:30
Entry Fees: 

€ 5 per person + € 45 per guide (weekdays only) 

Maximum number of participants:
12
Conditions:
  • By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).
  • Maximum group size: 12 visitors (including group leaders) 
  • If you have a specific question about the tour please contact reservations@naturalsciences.be or info@naturalsciences.be.
xperiLAB

XperiLAB.be

Xperilab - a mobile laboratory serving schools!

This lorry laboratory travels all over Belgium. It offers students aged 10-14 a series of challenges designed to hone their sense of observation, their practical science skills and their powers of deduction. The activities are an informal approach to scientific methods to give students a taste for science.

An initiative of the Fondation Entreprise / Institut.

 

Duration:
01:30
Entry Fees: 

2,50 € per student

Maximum number of participants:
27
Conditions:

1 classroom per session

guided tour

Guided Tours

Observation-led exercises

The Museum presents collections in all fields of natural sciences, drawn from all the continents and oceans. Whether your goal is a holistic discovery of our exhibits or a specific theme, having your group accompanied by a specialist will give your visit real added value. Designed as observation-led exercises, our guided tours illustrate scientific methods in a simple way: based on the specimens on display, the visitors gather information, interpret it and draw conclusions. The guide tailors the session, useing language appropriate to his/her audience and interacting with the group to enhance the visit.

Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 
  • € 5 per person (2-25)
  • € 45 per guide (weekdays only) 
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).

craftshop

Workshops

Science is something you just have to experience!

In our workshops, you will explore the versatility of the animal world, or what the building blocks of the Earth are, what life used to be like or the origins of mankind, and more importantly, how we have obtained all that information. Try it for yourself by observing and asking questions, and then trying to work things out in a creative, fun and educational way. Experience it and find out for yourself!

The workshops are given in Dutch and/or in French.  See also for themes below.

Duration:
02:00
Entry Fees: 

€ 4 extra per person

Maximum number of participants:
15
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm) or send an e-mail to reservations@naturalsciences.be.

Belgian beetles in the Derenne collection (© RBINS, Thierry Hubin)

Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours - The Museum is just the tip of the Institute’s iceberg!

You’ve visited the Museum; now get to know the scientific institution behind it! Starting with the stairs and corridors that are normally off-limits for visitors, you’ll discover the building’s amazing architecture. Then you’ll see a scientist’s office, and you'll visit the depositories and their impressive collections. You’ll see that the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is jam-packed with surprising specimens.

The visit’s route includes a lot of stairs and narrow passages and so unfortunately is unsuitable for visitors with reduced mobility.

Available in English, in Dutch or in French.

Duration:
01:30
Entry Fees: 

€ 5 per person + € 45 per guide (weekdays only) 

Maximum number of participants:
12
Conditions:
  • By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English) or +32 (0)2 627 42 34 (in French)  (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).
  • Maximum group size: 12 visitors (including group leaders) 
  • If you have a specific question about the tour please contact reservations@naturalsciences.be or info@naturalsciences.be.
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