Supervised Activities

tell me

Tell Me

Target Audiences:
Kids, Families
Opening Informations:
Only available on wednesday
Age category:
from 4 to 7 years old
Duration:
01:00
Entry Fees: 

Entry price + € 2 per person, payable directly to the checkout

Maximum number of participants:
15
Conditions:

Accompanied by an adult. Available in French

Holiday camps

Holiday Camps

Target Audiences:
Kids

The Museum organises a variety of non-residential camps and workshops during the holidays.

Available in Dutch and French

paleoLAB

paleoLAB

Target Audiences:
Kids, Families
Experiment - Discover - Play

Are you crazy about fossils, dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures? Then come along to our paleoLAB! There are 3 sessions per day at 13:30,14:30 and 15:30.

In this unique discovery space in the Dinosaur Gallery you will take on the role of a palaeontologist, then that of a geologist and anthropologist. You’ll get a chance to touch, try, explore and puzzle over real fossils. You can take part in digs, discover fossils or rebuild a skeleton. You can also put together a life-size stegosaurus, make a fossil print or follow  dinosaur footprints. There's much more: you can examine and classify minerals, wear a prehistoric outfit or just quietly read an interesting book about dinosaurs.

A great activity for the whole family!

Available in English, French and Dutch.

Age category:
from 5 to 12 years old
Duration:
00:45
Entry Fees: 

Museum admission + € 2 per person, tickets from the cash desks, no reservation possible.

The number of places per session is limited!

Sessions:
13:30
-
14:30
-
15:30
Conditions:
  • Only open during the (Belgian) school holidays, children must always be accompanied by an adult.
  • During the summer holidays: from Tuesday to Friday (no sessions on 15.08)
  • During the Christmas holidays: from Tuesday to Sunday (no sessions on 24, 25 and 31.12, and 01.01)
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult.
birthday animation

Birthday Activities/Parties

Target Audiences:
Kids, Families
Dinosaur Birthday Party

Celebrate your birthday with your friends in our Dinosaur Gallery and have a day to remember! During the party you'll go through the fantastic world of the dinosaurs and follow the trail of the iguanodons to the diplodocus, the tyrannosaurus and other dinosaurs. The only way to get to your destination is to join your friends in fun hands-on tasks. Travel back in time! After the workshop, you can continue your birthday celebrations in the Dino Café (contact them on 02 640 21 60)

Available in English, Dutch and French

 
Age category:
from 7 to 12 years old
Entry Fees: 

€ 120 per 15 participants (admission and workshop) 

Maximum number of participants:
15
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).
  • Requests should be made at least 3 weeks in advance.
tell me

Tell Me

Target Audiences:
Kids, Families
Opening Informations:
Only available on wednesday
Age category:
from 4 to 7 years old
Duration:
01:00
Entry Fees: 

Entry price + € 2 per person, payable directly to the checkout

Maximum number of participants:
15
Conditions:

Accompanied by an adult. Available in French

paleoLAB

paleoLAB

Target Audiences:
Kids, Families
Experiment - Discover - Play

Are you crazy about fossils, dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures? Then come along to our paleoLAB! There are 3 sessions per day at 13:30,14:30 and 15:30.

In this unique discovery space in the Dinosaur Gallery you will take on the role of a palaeontologist, then that of a geologist and anthropologist. You’ll get a chance to touch, try, explore and puzzle over real fossils. You can take part in digs, discover fossils or rebuild a skeleton. You can also put together a life-size stegosaurus, make a fossil print or follow  dinosaur footprints. There's much more: you can examine and classify minerals, wear a prehistoric outfit or just quietly read an interesting book about dinosaurs.

A great activity for the whole family!

Available in English, French and Dutch.

Age category:
from 5 to 12 years old
Duration:
00:45
Entry Fees: 

Museum admission + € 2 per person, tickets from the cash desks, no reservation possible.

The number of places per session is limited!

Sessions:
13:30
-
14:30
-
15:30
Conditions:
  • Only open during the (Belgian) school holidays, children must always be accompanied by an adult.
  • During the summer holidays: from Tuesday to Friday (no sessions on 15.08)
  • During the Christmas holidays: from Tuesday to Sunday (no sessions on 24, 25 and 31.12, and 01.01)
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult.
birthday animation

Birthday Activities/Parties

Target Audiences:
Kids, Families
Dinosaur Birthday Party

Celebrate your birthday with your friends in our Dinosaur Gallery and have a day to remember! During the party you'll go through the fantastic world of the dinosaurs and follow the trail of the iguanodons to the diplodocus, the tyrannosaurus and other dinosaurs. The only way to get to your destination is to join your friends in fun hands-on tasks. Travel back in time! After the workshop, you can continue your birthday celebrations in the Dino Café (contact them on 02 640 21 60)

Available in English, Dutch and French

 
Age category:
from 7 to 12 years old
Entry Fees: 

€ 120 per 15 participants (admission and workshop) 

Maximum number of participants:
15
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).
  • Requests should be made at least 3 weeks in advance.
Some adults are testing their seeing during a Coffee Workshop about the senses (and how to trick them)

Coffee Workshop

Target Audiences:
Families, Adults
Workshops for adults

Explore our exhibits in an active and relaxed manner, because you’re never too old to learn, and have a bit of fun. Original themes, a special look at our treasures, some of which are hidden away, and a relaxed discussion over a cup of coffee with an activity leader who knows the museum inside out!

On your own, as a couple, a family or with friends, sign up now; enjoyment guaranteed!

The Coffee Workshops (Ateliers Café) are also accessible to people with reduced mobility. Please mention this when you reserve.

Available in French, Dutch and English on request.

 
Duration:
02:00
Entry Fees: 

10 € (Museum admission, activity and coffee break). Free for those accompanying persons with reduced mobility (one accompanying adult).

Conditions:
  • One Friday per month
  • 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

Guided Tours

Target Audiences:
Families, Adults

Guided tours for non-school groups can be arranged during the week or at the weekend provided that guides are available.

Explore the diversity of life on our planet through the museum's rich collections.

Topics: Museum overview - Evolution of life - Dinosaurs

Available in English, Dutch and French

Age category:
from 7 to 77 years old
Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 

1 guide per 15 people

Weekdays: € 62 adults

Weekends and public holidays: € 75 adults

Under 18 years of age: € 35

(In addition to entry to the Museum)

Maximum number of participants:
15
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

Target Audiences:
Families, Adults
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.

Age category:
from 10 to 110 years old
Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 
  • Young people (aged 25 and under) : €3 (Museum)/€ 5.50 (Museum and temporary exhibition) per person + guide (€35, weekdays only)
  • Adult groups: €6 (Museum) / €8.50 (Museum and temporary exhibition) per person + guide (€62, weekdays/€75 weekends and public holidays)
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
Guided Tours

Activities the 'Friends of the Institute' npo

Target Audiences:
Families, Adults

"The friends of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences" is a non-profit organisation supporting the activities of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS).

This association contributes to a greater fame and influence of the RBINS, its collections, its research and its permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Activities are in Dutch or in French.

Age category:
from 7 to 107 years old
Entry Fees: 
  • The fee depends on the activity.
  • Both members and non-members may participate in the activities of the association. Non-members, however, have to pay 2 euros more per activity.
  • Registration by phone at 02/627 43 98 or by e-mail to vrienden@natuurwetenschappen.be
Only the payment makes your enrollment valid (only after we have received your transfer, we will send a confirmation with the latest practical information). You should always and only pay in advance: our account BE94 2100 3600 2614 with, as reference, the number of participants and the activity for which you have subscribed. 
Some adults are testing their seeing during a Coffee Workshop about the senses (and how to trick them)

Coffee Workshop

Target Audiences:
Families, Adults
Workshops for adults

Explore our exhibits in an active and relaxed manner, because you’re never too old to learn, and have a bit of fun. Original themes, a special look at our treasures, some of which are hidden away, and a relaxed discussion over a cup of coffee with an activity leader who knows the museum inside out!

On your own, as a couple, a family or with friends, sign up now; enjoyment guaranteed!

The Coffee Workshops (Ateliers Café) are also accessible to people with reduced mobility. Please mention this when you reserve.

Available in French, Dutch and English on request.

 
Duration:
02:00
Entry Fees: 

10 € (Museum admission, activity and coffee break). Free for those accompanying persons with reduced mobility (one accompanying adult).

Conditions:
  • One Friday per month
  • 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

Guided Tours

Target Audiences:
Families, Adults

Guided tours for non-school groups can be arranged during the week or at the weekend provided that guides are available.

Explore the diversity of life on our planet through the museum's rich collections.

Topics: Museum overview - Evolution of life - Dinosaurs

Available in English, Dutch and French

Age category:
from 7 to 77 years old
Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 

1 guide per 15 people

Weekdays: € 62 adults

Weekends and public holidays: € 75 adults

Under 18 years of age: € 35

(In addition to entry to the Museum)

Maximum number of participants:
15
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).

Self guided tour - dinosaurs

Guided Tours Broodje Brussel

Target Audiences:
Adults

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

Age category:
from 16 to 106 years old
Duration:
00:45
Entry Fees: 

€ 3

Maximum number of participants:
20
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English; Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).

Belgian beetles in the Derenne collection (© RBINS, Thierry Hubin)

Backstage Tours

Target Audiences:
Families, Adults
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.

Age category:
from 10 to 110 years old
Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 
  • Young people (aged 25 and under) : €3 (Museum)/€ 5.50 (Museum and temporary exhibition) per person + guide (€35, weekdays only)
  • Adult groups: €6 (Museum) / €8.50 (Museum and temporary exhibition) per person + guide (€62, weekdays/€75 weekends and public holidays)
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
Guided Tours

Activities the 'Friends of the Institute' npo

Target Audiences:
Families, Adults

"The friends of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences" is a non-profit organisation supporting the activities of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS).

This association contributes to a greater fame and influence of the RBINS, its collections, its research and its permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Activities are in Dutch or in French.

Age category:
from 7 to 107 years old
Entry Fees: 
  • The fee depends on the activity.
  • Both members and non-members may participate in the activities of the association. Non-members, however, have to pay 2 euros more per activity.
  • Registration by phone at 02/627 43 98 or by e-mail to vrienden@natuurwetenschappen.be
Only the payment makes your enrollment valid (only after we have received your transfer, we will send a confirmation with the latest practical information). You should always and only pay in advance: our account BE94 2100 3600 2614 with, as reference, the number of participants and the activity for which you have subscribed. 

Coffee Workshop

Workshops for adults

Explore our exhibits in an active and relaxed manner, because you’re never too old to learn, and have a bit of fun. Original themes, a special look at our treasures, some of which are hidden away, and a relaxed discussion over a cup of coffee with an activity leader who knows the museum inside out!

On your own, as a couple, a family or with friends, sign up now; enjoyment guaranteed!

The Coffee Workshops (Ateliers Café) are also accessible to people with reduced mobility. Please mention this when you reserve.

Available in French, Dutch and English on request.

 
Duration:
02:00
Conditions:
  • One Friday per month
  • 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).
Entry Fees: 

10 € (Museum admission, activity and coffee break). Free for those accompanying persons with reduced mobility (one accompanying adult).

List of themes available

Guided Tours

Guided tours for non-school groups can be arranged during the week or at the weekend provided that guides are available.

Explore the diversity of life on our planet through the museum's rich collections.

Topics: Museum overview - Evolution of life - Dinosaurs

Available in English, Dutch and French

Duration:
01:15
Maximum number of participants:
15
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).

Entry Fees: 

1 guide per 15 people

Weekdays: € 62 adults

Weekends and public holidays: € 75 adults

Under 18 years of age: € 35

(In addition to entry to the Museum)

Guided Tours Broodje Brussel

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

Duration:
00:45
Maximum number of participants:
20
Conditions:

By reservation only. Please call +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (in Dutch or in English; Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).

Entry Fees: 

€ 3

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
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
Entry Fees: 
  • Young people (aged 25 and under) : €3 (Museum)/€ 5.50 (Museum and temporary exhibition) per person + guide (€35, weekdays only)
  • Adult groups: €6 (Museum) / €8.50 (Museum and temporary exhibition) per person + guide (€62, weekdays/€75 weekends and public holidays)

Activities the 'Friends of the Institute' npo

"The friends of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences" is a non-profit organisation supporting the activities of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS).

This association contributes to a greater fame and influence of the RBINS, its collections, its research and its permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Activities are in Dutch or in French.

Entry Fees: 
  • The fee depends on the activity.
  • Both members and non-members may participate in the activities of the association. Non-members, however, have to pay 2 euros more per activity.
  • Registration by phone at 02/627 43 98 or by e-mail to vrienden@natuurwetenschappen.be
Only the payment makes your enrollment valid (only after we have received your transfer, we will send a confirmation with the latest practical information). You should always and only pay in advance: our account BE94 2100 3600 2614 with, as reference, the number of participants and the activity for which you have subscribed. 
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