Educational offer

tell us
The power of a story

Available in Dutch or in French

Duration:
01:00
Entry Fees: 

€ 3/person + € 35/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).

guided tour
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: 

€ 3/person + € 35/guide

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).

Belgian beetles in the Derenne collection (© RBINS, Thierry Hubin)
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 visit a scientist’s office and a taxidermist’s workshop, as well as 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:
01:15
Entry Fees: 
  • €3 (Museum)/€ 5.50 (Museum and temporary exhibition) per person
  • €35 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 info@naturalsciences.be
craftshop
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: 

€ 3 extra per person

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).

crafting 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 15 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 2017-2018

Classific'Action (until 20th of March 2018) and BiodiverCity (from 20th of March 2018)

Available in Dutch and French

 

Past exhibitions
xperiLAB
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

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