For the youngest among us, the ‘big people world’ is still full of exciting experiences and adventures. That’s why the Children's Science Centre opens a world made for children: your little ones will go on a journey of discovery through the City, the Park and the Wharf and they also get to learn about the Human Body. Young children can now create their own play room with the Hop Up Playground!
Discover our plans!
Expansion and complete make-over
The Children's Science Centre awaits a complete make-over and expansion!
- Our science paradise for the very young is in for a thorough renovation and expansion! First, we add a ground floor to the Children's Science Centre (summer 2021)
- After we've added an entire ground floor to the Children's Science Centre, we'll tackle the first floor and renovate it top to bottom. When we're done, this zone targeted at 4- to 8-years old will look brand new.
- At the end of 2022, our popular Water Zone, which is currently in the main exhibition space, will move to the Children's Science Centre.
This project can be realized thanks to the support of the Science Communication Policy of the Flemish Government.
Now to discover at the Children's Science Centre
Driving an ambulance, roofing a house, stacking shelfs at the supermarket or experiencing what it’s like to see like a fly: at the Children's Science Centre, your kids will take on the role they want... and they will learn a lot from it as well! The big people world has never been this accessible to your children as it is at the Children's Science Centre.
On the Wharf, you will put roof tiles on a roof, finish a house that’s still under construction, build a marble run or even... an igloo! You will experiment with gears and play in a safe way with a real safety helmet on. A forewarned construction worker is forearmed!
There are many things to experience at the Park, because nature is full of surprises! Find out what the animals like to eat and feed them to your heart’s content! Which fruits grow from a tree or a bush? Can you hear as well as an animal? Can you find the animals’ hiding spots by following their tracks? You will get to know it all at the Park!
The city, with money printer!
Life in the big city captures the imagination of the youngest children! Baking and delivering pizzas yourself, waiting tables in a restaurant, stacking shelves in a supermarket, printing a picture of yourself on a bank note or changing a tire... You can experience all that and more in the City!
In the area called My Body, you will find out more about... you! Get behind the wheel of a real ambulance, lay down on a gurney or cycle around with a skeleton!
Create your own play room now in the Children’s Science Centre
“Hop” to the Children’s Science Centre!
In the Children’s Science Centre even the youngest ones (from 2.5 years old) can build their own playground! It is really easy and lots of fun, thanks to the Hop Up Playground.
The Hop Up Playground consists of various playing and building elements which you can use to build your own playground. From research tables to peaceful cosy corners, from a challenging obstacles course to submarines and time machines.
Just imagine! Before you know it, you’ll be busy doing endless experiments with the "hoppers". Have you come across an issue here and there whilst building? Excellent! Solving problems and coming up with new ideas makes the game even more fun!
Target group: 4 to 8 year olds
Price: for free, included in your day ticket
The explanation with all the exhibits has been translated into English.