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Pupils watch a live online animation by our education team from their classroom (photo: RBINS)

Our Live Online Animations

Target Audiences:
Kids, Families, Adults

Discover some of our collections from your place and in a different way! From our broadcasting studio, our guides deliver educational programs with high quality image and sound. 

Please accommodate 100 minutes for the entire interactive broadcast including connection setup.  

Necessary equipment:

A fast internet connection

Beamer or smartboard

Speakers, microphone and webcam

Participants may also use individual tablets or personal computers.

This animation is developed for groups with eagerness to learn from 10 to 99 years old, and also for school groups.

 

Studio Dino

  • From 8 years of age
  • Are you ready to travel back in time? Our guide takes you back to the illustrious time of dinosaurs. You will discover what they ate, what they looked like and how they lived their lives. We will also explore how scientists deduced all this from fossils and how new discoveries are made every day!  By the way... are you absolutely certain that all dinosaurs went extinct? 

 

 

Duration:
01:40
Entry Fees: 

€ 120,- per animation

Conditions:

By reservation only. Book by e-mail (reservations@naturalsciences.be) or by phone (02 627 42 52).

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

A visitor puts teeth back in their place on a cast of a dinosaur skull (photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)

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 4 sessions per day at 11:00, 13:00, 14:15 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.

Buy your ticket on our online ticketing service.
Age category:
from 5 to 12 years old
Duration:
00:45
Entry Fees: 

Museum admission + € 3 per person.

The number of places per session is limited!

Sessions:
11:00
-
13:00
-
14:15
-
15:30
Conditions:
  • Only open during the (Belgian) school holidays.
  • During the summer holidays: from Tuesday to Friday (no sessions on 21.07 and 15.08)
  • During the Carnival, Easter, All Saints and 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.
  • Entrance Museum + € 3 per person
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: 

€ 150 per 15 children + 2 parents (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) or send an email to reservations@naturalsciences.be.
  • Requests should be made at least 3 weeks in advance.
  • Two parents must accompany the group.
Pupils watch a live online animation by our education team from their classroom (photo: RBINS)

Our Live Online Animations

Target Audiences:
Kids, Families, Adults

Discover some of our collections from your place and in a different way! From our broadcasting studio, our guides deliver educational programs with high quality image and sound. 

Please accommodate 100 minutes for the entire interactive broadcast including connection setup.  

Necessary equipment:

A fast internet connection

Beamer or smartboard

Speakers, microphone and webcam

Participants may also use individual tablets or personal computers.

This animation is developed for groups with eagerness to learn from 10 to 99 years old, and also for school groups.

 

Studio Dino

  • From 8 years of age
  • Are you ready to travel back in time? Our guide takes you back to the illustrious time of dinosaurs. You will discover what they ate, what they looked like and how they lived their lives. We will also explore how scientists deduced all this from fossils and how new discoveries are made every day!  By the way... are you absolutely certain that all dinosaurs went extinct? 

 

 

Duration:
01:40
Entry Fees: 

€ 120,- per animation

Conditions:

By reservation only. Book by e-mail (reservations@naturalsciences.be) or by phone (02 627 42 52).

A family on a guided tour in the Living Planet Gallery (photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)

Guided Tours V.I.P. Bubbles

Target Audiences:
Families, Adults

During the week, our permanent exhibitions are quiet and easy to visit. Take the opportunity to discover them with your family and a guide who knows the Museum like the back of his hand during a 75-minute V.I.P. guided tour! Want to discover our must-see specimens? Ask for the guided tour "Museum Overview" (8+). Want to focus on a particular room? Book a visit to Dinosaurs (6+), Living Planet (8+), Biodiversity (8+), Evolution (10+), Human Evolution (10+) or Human Body (10+).

 

Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 

€ 45 per bubble, in addition to the tickets for the permanent exhibitions (€ 7 per adult, € 4,50 per young person from 6 to 17 years old, € 6 per student, senior, disabled person, € 0 for those benefiting from free admission).

Maximum number of participants:
5
Conditions:
  • One bubble per guided tour (5 people max.)
  • From 6 years of age for Dinosaurs; from 8 years of age for Museum Overview, Living Planet and Biodiversity; from 10 years of age for Evolution, Human Evolution and Human Body.
  • From Tuesday to Friday, outside Belgian school holidays.
  • Book by e-mail (reservations@naturalsciences.be) or by phone (02 627 42 52).
  • Pay on the spot, by Bancontact, on the day of the visit.

 

A visitor puts teeth back in their place on a cast of a dinosaur skull (photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)

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 4 sessions per day at 11:00, 13:00, 14:15 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.

Buy your ticket on our online ticketing service.
Age category:
from 5 to 12 years old
Duration:
00:45
Entry Fees: 

Museum admission + € 3 per person.

The number of places per session is limited!

Sessions:
11:00
-
13:00
-
14:15
-
15:30
Conditions:
  • Only open during the (Belgian) school holidays.
  • During the summer holidays: from Tuesday to Friday (no sessions on 21.07 and 15.08)
  • During the Carnival, Easter, All Saints and 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.
  • Entrance Museum + € 3 per person
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: 

€ 150 per 15 children + 2 parents (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) or send an email to reservations@naturalsciences.be.
  • Requests should be made at least 3 weeks in advance.
  • Two parents must accompany the group.
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

  • Adults during weekdays: € 80
  • Adults during weekends and public holidays: € 96
  • Under 18 years of age: € 45

(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 see a scientist’s office and you’ll visit 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 12 years old
Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 
  • Young people (aged 25 and under) : Entrance ticket to the museum at group rate (per person) + guide (€45, weekdays only) per group
  • Adult groups: Entrance ticket to the museum at group rate (per person) + guide (€80, weekdays only) per group
  • Individual visitors: €10 per person (access to the museum not included)
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)
  • Available from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 to 15:00
  • Occasionally we organise guided tours behind the scenes for individual visitors aged 12 and over (maximum 2 children per adult). The single rate is 10 € per person and does not include access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the Museum. Check out our Museum Calendar or follow us on Facebook to know the dates of these special guided tours.
  • If you have a specific question about the tour please contact reservations@naturalsciences.be or 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. 
Pupils watch a live online animation by our education team from their classroom (photo: RBINS)

Our Live Online Animations

Target Audiences:
Kids, Families, Adults

Discover some of our collections from your place and in a different way! From our broadcasting studio, our guides deliver educational programs with high quality image and sound. 

Please accommodate 100 minutes for the entire interactive broadcast including connection setup.  

Necessary equipment:

A fast internet connection

Beamer or smartboard

Speakers, microphone and webcam

Participants may also use individual tablets or personal computers.

This animation is developed for groups with eagerness to learn from 10 to 99 years old, and also for school groups.

 

Studio Dino

  • From 8 years of age
  • Are you ready to travel back in time? Our guide takes you back to the illustrious time of dinosaurs. You will discover what they ate, what they looked like and how they lived their lives. We will also explore how scientists deduced all this from fossils and how new discoveries are made every day!  By the way... are you absolutely certain that all dinosaurs went extinct? 

 

 

Duration:
01:40
Entry Fees: 

€ 120,- per animation

Conditions:

By reservation only. Book by e-mail (reservations@naturalsciences.be) or by phone (02 627 42 52).

A family on a guided tour in the Living Planet Gallery (photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)

Guided Tours V.I.P. Bubbles

Target Audiences:
Families, Adults

During the week, our permanent exhibitions are quiet and easy to visit. Take the opportunity to discover them with your family and a guide who knows the Museum like the back of his hand during a 75-minute V.I.P. guided tour! Want to discover our must-see specimens? Ask for the guided tour "Museum Overview" (8+). Want to focus on a particular room? Book a visit to Dinosaurs (6+), Living Planet (8+), Biodiversity (8+), Evolution (10+), Human Evolution (10+) or Human Body (10+).

 

Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 

€ 45 per bubble, in addition to the tickets for the permanent exhibitions (€ 7 per adult, € 4,50 per young person from 6 to 17 years old, € 6 per student, senior, disabled person, € 0 for those benefiting from free admission).

Maximum number of participants:
5
Conditions:
  • One bubble per guided tour (5 people max.)
  • From 6 years of age for Dinosaurs; from 8 years of age for Museum Overview, Living Planet and Biodiversity; from 10 years of age for Evolution, Human Evolution and Human Body.
  • From Tuesday to Friday, outside Belgian school holidays.
  • Book by e-mail (reservations@naturalsciences.be) or by phone (02 627 42 52).
  • Pay on the spot, by Bancontact, on the day of the visit.

 

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

  • Adults during weekdays: € 80
  • Adults during weekends and public holidays: € 96
  • Under 18 years of age: € 45

(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. Only in Dutch

Age category:
from 16 years old
Duration:
01:00
Entry Fees: 

€ 7

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 see a scientist’s office and you’ll visit 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 12 years old
Duration:
01:15
Entry Fees: 
  • Young people (aged 25 and under) : Entrance ticket to the museum at group rate (per person) + guide (€45, weekdays only) per group
  • Adult groups: Entrance ticket to the museum at group rate (per person) + guide (€80, weekdays only) per group
  • Individual visitors: €10 per person (access to the museum not included)
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)
  • Available from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 to 15:00
  • Occasionally we organise guided tours behind the scenes for individual visitors aged 12 and over (maximum 2 children per adult). The single rate is 10 € per person and does not include access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the Museum. Check out our Museum Calendar or follow us on Facebook to know the dates of these special guided tours.
  • If you have a specific question about the tour please contact reservations@naturalsciences.be or 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. 

Our Live Online Animations

Discover some of our collections from your place and in a different way! From our broadcasting studio, our guides deliver educational programs with high quality image and sound. 

Please accommodate 100 minutes for the entire interactive broadcast including connection setup.  

Necessary equipment:

A fast internet connection

Beamer or smartboard

Speakers, microphone and webcam

Participants may also use individual tablets or personal computers.

This animation is developed for groups with eagerness to learn from 10 to 99 years old, and also for school groups.

 

Studio Dino

  • From 8 years of age
  • Are you ready to travel back in time? Our guide takes you back to the illustrious time of dinosaurs. You will discover what they ate, what they looked like and how they lived their lives. We will also explore how scientists deduced all this from fossils and how new discoveries are made every day!  By the way... are you absolutely certain that all dinosaurs went extinct? 

 

 

Duration:
01:40
Conditions:

By reservation only. Book by e-mail (reservations@naturalsciences.be) or by phone (02 627 42 52).

Entry Fees: 

€ 120,- per animation

Guided Tours V.I.P. Bubbles

During the week, our permanent exhibitions are quiet and easy to visit. Take the opportunity to discover them with your family and a guide who knows the Museum like the back of his hand during a 75-minute V.I.P. guided tour! Want to discover our must-see specimens? Ask for the guided tour "Museum Overview" (8+). Want to focus on a particular room? Book a visit to Dinosaurs (6+), Living Planet (8+), Biodiversity (8+), Evolution (10+), Human Evolution (10+) or Human Body (10+).

 

Duration:
01:15
Maximum number of participants:
5
Conditions:
  • One bubble per guided tour (5 people max.)
  • From 6 years of age for Dinosaurs; from 8 years of age for Museum Overview, Living Planet and Biodiversity; from 10 years of age for Evolution, Human Evolution and Human Body.
  • From Tuesday to Friday, outside Belgian school holidays.
  • Book by e-mail (reservations@naturalsciences.be) or by phone (02 627 42 52).
  • Pay on the spot, by Bancontact, on the day of the visit.

 

Entry Fees: 

€ 45 per bubble, in addition to the tickets for the permanent exhibitions (€ 7 per adult, € 4,50 per young person from 6 to 17 years old, € 6 per student, senior, disabled person, € 0 for those benefiting from free admission).

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).

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

  • Adults during weekdays: € 80
  • Adults during weekends and public holidays: € 96
  • Under 18 years of age: € 45

(In addition to entry to the Museum)

Guided Tours Broodje Brussel

Guided tours during lunch time. Only in Dutch

Duration:
01:00
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: 

€ 7

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 see a scientist’s office and you’ll visit 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)
  • Available from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 to 15:00
  • Occasionally we organise guided tours behind the scenes for individual visitors aged 12 and over (maximum 2 children per adult). The single rate is 10 € per person and does not include access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the Museum. Check out our Museum Calendar or follow us on Facebook to know the dates of these special guided tours.
  • If you have a specific question about the tour please contact reservations@naturalsciences.be or info@naturalsciences.be.
Entry Fees: 
  • Young people (aged 25 and under) : Entrance ticket to the museum at group rate (per person) + guide (€45, weekdays only) per group
  • Adult groups: Entrance ticket to the museum at group rate (per person) + guide (€80, weekdays only) per group
  • Individual visitors: €10 per person (access to the museum not included)

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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