List of past temporary expos



exhibition Luminopolis 14.10.2022 > 13.08.2023

What is light? How does it affect our day-to-day? How does it influence life? In this totally original game-based exhibition, light is explored from every angle – physical, biological, technical and sociological.

Visual of the exhibition T. rex (Trix skeleton in attack position)
T. rex

The most famous of dinosaurs

As you enter, you will have a spectacular face-to-face encounter with Trix, a 67-million-year-old female T. rex. Her skeleton, a 3D cast of high scientific quality, is simply breathtaking.

It’s now time to get to know her. The exhibition includes 6 interactive displays to help you understand the work of the palaeontologists. A further 6 interactive displays allow you to learn more about the paleobiology of the T. rex in general.

Emperor penguins diving (photo: Laurent Ballesta)

Explore the Antarctic as if you were really there! Plunge into -2 °C water with Weddell seals; discover the depths of the Southern Ocean teaming with life; stride across an ice field’s frozen expanses; observe emperor penguins and raise their chicks.

Thanks to the magnificent images filmed by the director of March of the Penguins, Antarctica presents the extraordinary, but fragile, land and marine biodiversity of the white continent.

Free booklet with games, observations, quizzes and information for the whole family.

visual of the exhibition Teddy & Bear: a Brown bear with a teddy bear
Teddy and Bear

Who are the bears? When did they appear? Do they only eat honey? Are they very clumsy? Where and how do they live? Are they endangered? Is the Yeti a bear? Get to know the necessities soon in Teddy & Bear!

For children aged 4+: interactive teddy trail around the exhibition!

visual of the exhibition MONKEYS: a roaring mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx)

In Monkeys, explore the depths of the jungle and discover the extraordinary variety of primates. Learn about where they live, how they move, what they eat, how they communicate, what are they threatened by and how we can protect them.

From the 11th of October 2017 at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels

Visual of the exhibition POISON (the snake Bothriechis schlegelii)

Displayed at the Museum: 07/10/2016 > 03/09/2017

The exhibition with a sting in its tail!

The snakes, lizards, frogs, spiders, insects and other venomous creatures in the POISON exhibition are live and spread throughout more than twenty terrariums. A trained specialist looks after their health. With a bit of luck you can even observe him working (through the window of our secure laboratory)!


visual of "WoW - Wonders of Wildlife": a tiger running
WoW – Wonders of Wildlife

Displayed at the Museum: 15/10/2015 > 28/08/2016

The exhibition that will take your breath away!

Whether running, jumping or hunting, movement in nature is often powerful, precise, and wild. In WoW Wonders of Wildlife, a herd of ibexes leap from rock to rock; two rival males confront each other; a wolf chases wild boar; a tiger runs majestically and lions hunt fleeing zebras.

Brain Twisters
Brain Twisters

Displayed at the Museum: 12/06/2014 > 30/08/2015

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And yet, it isn’t a magic trick: the brain adapts and learns extremely quickly. But how does it work? What does a neuron look like? How do optical illusions and other conjuring tricks manage to fool it? And what about the brains of other animals?

Baby Animals

Displayed at the Museum: 14/03/2013 > 11/06/2014

This exhibition plunges you and your children into the fascinating world of 75 baby animals, from the day they’re born until they are old enough to fend for themselves.

Who looks after the young? What do baby animals eat? How do they learn to run, swim or fly? Together, discover illustrated stories and short films about growing up, living and surviving.

Visual of the exhibition 'Prehistory - Do it yourself!'
Prehistory – Do It Yourself!

Displayed at the Museum: 18/10/2012 > 26/05/2013

A guided exhibition to discover the daily lives of our ancestors

Discover the basic daily tasks of our prehistoric ancestors with the help of four guides, who will be available, every day troughout the exibition. They will demonstrate prehistoric techniques and tools, then you can have a go at lighting a fire, knapping flint, hunting bison, working animal hide, and more.


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