Cultural Activities

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

One of our technicians preparing a foot of the Plateosaurus with small and pneumatic tools, similar to the tools a dentist uses. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)
Target Audiences:
Individuals

Soon a new dinosaur at the Museum? We need your support to help 'Ben', an authentic and almost complete plateosaurus, move into our Dinosaur Gallery. Donate and join the Plateoteam!

For the first time in over a century, the Dinosaur Gallery of the Museum of Natural Sciences will add a new, original dinosaur fossil to its collection. Coming in at 210 million years old, Ben the plateosaurus will be the oldest ‘Brussels sprout’.

Ben was entrusted to our care by the town of Frick in Switzerland. We have received a gigantic 200-piece dinosaur puzzle from them. It’s now up to us to release him from his repository of sediment and plaster so we can present him to you in December 2017.

The palaeontological work, which is a painstaking process, started in May 2016. Ben is gradually starting to reveal some of his secrets to us. What is very unusual for an original fossil is that its excellent constitution will allow us to exhibit it outside a display case.

But we need your help, so that thousands of visitors will soon be able to admire Ben. We are looking for 25,000 euro to fund the cost of exhibiting Ben: the assembly and installation on a tailor-made metallic structure, the construction of a podium and development of educative support.

Lend your support for this projectby sharing information about it on social media, talking about it to family and friends, in your children’s class, at work! And above all... join the Plateoteam!

Oh, and this is the video we made about Ben.

Duration:
09:30 to 17:30

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

Broodje Brussel: Afscheid van de Insectenzaal en het Vivarium
Target Audiences:
Adults
Werp nog een laatste blik in onze Insectenzaal en Vivarium in het Museum voor Natuurwetenschappen voor de definitieve sluiting!

In 2018 staat de opening gepland van nieuwe permanente zalen over biodiversiteit op onze planeet. Om die tentoonstelling goed te kunnen voorbereiden en van inhoud te voorzien, sluit het Museum op 17 april 2017 definitief de deuren van de Insectenzaal en het Vivarium. Met deze Broodje Brussel-rondleiding geven we je de kans mee afscheid te vieren. We tonen je nog eens de prachtige kleuren en verrassende vormen van vlinders, kevers,  bijen … en hun geleedpotige neven zoals spinnen, duizendpoten en schaaldieren. We gaan ook nog eens langs het vivarium waar het nu nog krioelt van het meerpotige leven. Gelukkig zal er ook in de nieuwe zaal voldoende aandacht besteed worden aan insecten en consoorten en zullen vele specimens daar een tweede leven krijgen.

Date(s):
30 March 2017
Duration:
12:30 to 13:15
Leopoldpark (Foto: Thierry Hubin / KBIN)
Target Audiences:
Adults

In Dutch

Date(s):
18 May 2017
Duration:
12:30 to 13:15
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