kulturelle Aktivitäten

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Primatologist and ethologist Frans de Waal
Erwachsenen, Einzelne

To conclude the program of the nocturnes linked to our temporary exhibition DIE AFFEN, the famous primatologist and ethologist Frans de Waal will give a lecture in BOZAR (Henry Le Boeuf Hall), entiteled Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? on May 29th 2018.

Frans de Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence. He offers a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are, and how we’ve underestimated their abilities for too long. during the lecture, we’ll follow chimpanzees and bonobos, as well as crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats or whales.
Frans de Waal is Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, USA (EMORY University).


  • Lecture in English
  • At BOZAR, Henry Le Boeuf Hall
  • By reservation only via BOZAR TICKETS (02 507 82 00)
  • No evening visits to the exhibition at the Museum on Tuesday 29th of May 2018
29 Mai 2018
20:00 bis 22:00

20 €

By reservation only via BOZAR TICKETS (02 507 82 00)

Kids Day (photo: Jane Goodall Institute Belgium)
Kids, Familien

The Jane Goodall Institute Belgium organises free activities in connection with the exhibition MONKEYS every third Sunday of the month (except May, July and August) at the Museum. Usual admission fees for the exhibitions

Information and workshop with the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium

Discover the conservation work the Jane Goodall Institute does with chimpanzees and what you can do from home. Try out the quiz!

Become an ape!  Live like a bonobo, a chimpanzee or a gorilla. (from 8 to 12 years old)

  • 10:00 > 18:00
  • Free
    • Information and advance booking via email at info@janegoodall.be (possibility to do the workshop in English if sufficient number of children enrolled beforehand)
    • NL 14:00 > 15:30
    • FR 15:45  >17:15
    • Free
17 Juni 2018
10:00 bis 18:00

Free activities

  • Information and workshop with the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium: for everyone
  • Become an ape!: from 8 to 12 years old
  • Free activities and usual admission fees to the Museum
logo Fusion18

Fusion18 is a temporary installation bridging the gap between the natural sciences and drawing. Discover our collections through scientific illustrations of our specimens, works by a well-known artist and sketches by enthusiastic amateurs.

Scientifically accurate

Scientific illustrations are educational drawings that make it possible to show several aspects of a specimen (such as relief, material and thickness) in a single image. They highlight details that are near invisible to the naked eye. Before the development of cameras, and more recently, 3D scanners, drawings were the only way to accurately depict THE reference specimen for a new species in a scientific publication. In Fusion18, you will see some works of our professional illustrators.

Frans Gentils

This Belgian artist has always had a passion for archaeology and evolution. As a child, he dug in the sand surrounding the port in Antwerp to look for fossils. His many trips to the Museum were a particular source of inspiration. He represents and sometimes combines animals, humans and bone fragments in his works using paint, paper and ceramic.

Draw on your own artistic skills!

When you bring your sketchbook to the Museum, you get 50% off for our permanent galleries. Send your artwork to museumfusion@naturalsciences.be - a selection will be shown in the Fusion18 installation - or post it to Twitter or Instagram with #museumfusion18. Or come to our Drawing Marathon on Friday May 4th, from 9.30 am to 21 pm (for artists entrance to the permanent galleries is free)!

Practical information
  • From April 26th until July 1st 2018, you receive a 50 percent discount on all price rates for the permanent galleries: for individual visitors that show their sketchbook at the pay desk, and for groups only after making a reservation via museumfusion@naturalsciences.be. For the temporary exhibition MONKEYS, you pay € 2,5 extra.
  • Participating in the marathon (and admission to the permanent galleries and Fusion18) is free for individual visitors that show their sketchbook at the pay desk, for groups only after making a reservation via museumfusion@naturalsciences.be. From 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm, only the Dinosaur Gallery, the Mineral Hall and 250 Years of Natural Sciences are open.
09:30 bis 18:00
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