Cultural Activities

The Museum organises a large variety of cultural activities, why not get involved?

Tetsuro Matsuzawa
Target Audiences:
Adults, Individuals

Our temporary exhibition MONKEYS comes with 11 nocturnes! Visit the exhibition from 17.30 to 21.30 and attend a lecture or the screening of a documentary (followed by a debate) from 19.00.

During this fourth nocturne (on 09.01.2018), Tetsuro Matsuzawa will give a lecture entitled Imagination: The evolution of human mind viewed from the study of chimpanzees.

Matsuzawa has been studying chimpanzee both in the laboratory and in the wild. The laboratory work is known as "Ai-project" in the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University since 1977: a female chimpanzee named Ai learned to use Arabic numerals to represent the number (Matsuzawa, 1985, NATURE). The field work has been carried out in Bossou-Nimba, Guinea, since 1986, focusing on the tool use in the wild. Matsuzawa tries to synthesize the field and the lab work to understand the mind of chimpanzees to know the evolutionary origins of human mind. He published the books such as "Primate origins of human cognition and behavior", "Cognitive development in chimpanzees", "The chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba". He got several prizes including Jane Goodall Award in 2001, and The Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2004, The Person of Cultural Merit in 2013.


17.30 > 21.30: visit the exhibition MONKEYS (the other Museum halls are closed)

19.00: lecture in the auditorium | in English

The Dino Café is open until 20.30.

No reservation

09 January 2018
17:30 to 21:30
Entry Fees: 

12 € (single price for lecture + access to MONKEYS)

Kids Day (photo: Jane Goodall Institute Belgium)
Target Audiences:
Kids, Families

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

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!

  • From 10:00 to 18:00
  • Free

Become an ape!  Live like a bonobo, a chimpanzee or a gorilla.

  • From 8 to 12 years old
  • NL 14:00 > 15:30
  • FR 15:45  >17:15


Registration on the spot or via

17 December 2017, 21 January 2018, 18 February 2018, 18 March 2018, 15 April 2018, 20 May 2018, 17 June 2018
10:00 to 18:00
Entry Fees: 

Free activities

  • Le Jane Goodall Institute à la rencontre du public : pour tous
  • Dans la peau des grands singes : pour les 8-12 ans

Guided tours during lunch time (every 3rd thursday of the month). Only in Dutch

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