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Day programme

Technopolis is open every day from 9:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.
There is so much to explore at Technopolis, you need more than one day! On this page you can find everything you can discover. Technopolis is open almost every day of the year, including Sundays and public holidays, from 9:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.

Are you coming by on a schoolday?

On these days, we mainly receive students. There are no shows during the day programme. We also do not provide workshops, because our workshop rooms are reserved for schools. However, all expos and zones are open on schooldays and we have demos at regular intervals.

You are very welcome any day of the year, just be aware that schooldays can be quite busy....

Coming with your class?

If you’re coming with your class, check under ’schools’ to see the complete school offer per year or degree.

Be sure to book your class trip in advance.

Exhibitions (NL / FR / ENG)

All exhibitions are available every day of the week, from 9:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.

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Science Treasures

From now on, you will find a whole series of science treasures in Technopolis. We’re talking about a collection of scientific principles that are so important that the world would look very different if they didn’t exist.
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Discover our music exhibition PLAY!

Technopolis is filled with thunderous beats and groovy sounds. The brand new music exhibition PLAY is totally ready. Are you?
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Children's Science Centre

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.
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Playing sports outside the box

Playing sports is healthy… but Sports 2.0 is COOL! Add some new technologies to your sports experience and you’ll be surprised how simple and how much fun it is to expand your boundaries. Experience virtual paragliding and climb to the top yourself in augmented reality. Or do mind-blowing stunts without getting any scratches or bruises.
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Main exhibition

Our main exhibition is a mix of original and interactive exhibits that show the role science and technology play in our daily lives. Now you can also play our Mendeleev game, an interactive game in space where your responsiveness is tested to collect the rarest elements of the universe.
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Science Garden

Fill your lungs with some refreshing science in our Science Garden!
Head outside!
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Xplora

What do you want to be when you grow up?
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Don't forget your RFID bracelet!

Did you know that a lot of our exhibits are equipped with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology? Pick a bracelet when you enter Technopolis, hold it against the scanner of the exhibit you want to try out, enter your data just once and you will receive the results of your experiments in your mail box!

Workshops in the Lab (NL)

The workshops in our Lab are normally done in Dutch, but there are also manuals present in French and English. Our attendants will do their best to help you out in French or English. How well we can help you depends on the language skills of the attendant in question, the complexity of the workshop and the number of participants.

The Lab is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. On Wednesdays during school periods the Lab is open from 3 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. ('Glibberwormen maken' only). During school vacations the Lab is open daily from 10:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. (noon) and from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

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Drijvende tekening

Draw something on a white dinner plate and discover how you can make your drawing float!

Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. During school vacations the Lab is open daily from 10:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. (noon) and from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

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Glibberwormen maken

Learn how to make gooey worms and take the result home with you!

Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. Wednesdays from 3 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. During school vacations the Lab is open daily from 10:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. (noon) and from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

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Jouw eigen DNA

Discover how you can make your own DNA visible!

Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. During school vacations the Lab is open daily from 10:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. (noon) and from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

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Het geheim van de zwarte stift

Discover the secrets and bizarre characteristics of the colour black.

Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. During school vacations the Lab is open daily from 10:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. (noon) and from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

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Bloedbedrog

Find out which athlete is taking EPO to boost his or her performance. Analyse the (fake) blood samples we give you to discover who’s cheating!

Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. During school vacations the Lab is open daily from 10:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. (noon) and from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

Workshop at the Atelier (NL)

Our workshops in the Makerspace are normally done in Dutch. Our attendants will do their best to help you out in French or English, but also keep in mind that our software is often only available in Dutch (but often also in English). How well we can help you depends on the language skills of the attendant in question, the complexity of the workshop and the number of participants.

The Atelier is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. During school vacations the Atelier is open every day from 10:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. (noon) and from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

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Creatieve uitdaging

Brace for a creative challenge! This time it is up to you to surprise us with one or more original solutions.

Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. The Atelier is exceptionally closed on Sunday 20 October. During school vacations every day from 10:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. (noon) and from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

Show (NL)

Our edutainers will blow your mind and will leave you baffled with their impressive and surprising scientific experiments.

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Koken met Mendel-chef

How experimental can cooking be? A show to feast your eyes and ears on!

On Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m. (noon) and 3 p.m. (also on 11 November). During school holiday periods at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Demos (NL)

Sometimes you just have to see something to believe it! We demonstrate some fun science principles that will literally make your hair stand on end!

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Kettingreactie

Witness how to launch a rocket with a tape measure.

On Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (also on 11 November).On Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. On school days at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. During school holiday periods at 11 a.m., 2:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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(W)ijs zonder water

Get ready for a series of cool experiments with dry ice!

On Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (also on 11 November). On Wednesdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. On school days at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. During school holiday periods at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Programme may be subject to change

We will do our very best to guarantee this programme. However, the time schedule may be subject to possible changes.

Buy your tickets cheaper online

Online you pay € 1 less per ticket. Moreover, you can walk past the queue at the checkout and give yourself more time to experiment!