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We are proud to share our ambitious plans for the future with you! By the end of this year we plan to open the first part of a special partner zone. The crowning glory of our work? The expansion of our science paradise for the very young: the Children's Science Centre! And it doesn't end there... it just keeps on getting better!

Our plans for the future

Over the next few years, you're going to see a lot of change at Technopolis. Don't worry; it'll all get (even) better. But, before that happens, you'll come across a closed sign or a fence here and there. We admit that's not always nice. But change is needed to move forward. See, we're not just building our exhibition space. We're building the future of Technopolis!

1. STEK

In 2019, we set up a special area for young people aged between 14 and 18 where (under normal circumstances) we regularly organize workshops. Since March 2020 there is also a gigantic Tower (yes, with capital T) where young makers can exchange thoughts and where (amongst many other things) talks are organised.

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2. Partner zone (end of 2020/spring 2021)

In our partner zone we will show you that Flanders is a breeding ground for scientific and technological innovation. We also show you how - sooner or later - these innovations will play an important role in your life. For this zone we work together with companies and research institutes (our partners). You will soon come face to face with the science and technology of the future in Technopolis!

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3. Pure Zone: Phase 1 (summer 2021)

Pure science! That's what we'll be offering you in the Pure Zone, an ode to a whole series of basic science principles. The exhibits in this zone are classics without which Technopolis wouldn't be the same.

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4. Children's Science Centre: Phase 1 (end of 2021)

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.

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5. Pure Zone: Phase 2 (summer 2022)

The Pure Zone is created in two phases. In the second phase, we expand the existing Pure Zone to become a large space filled with must-see science classics.

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6. Children's Science Centre (end of 2022)

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.

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7. Children's Science Centre: Phase 2 (summer 2023)

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.

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It just gets better and better!

Because not only the exhibition space is undergoing significant changes. We also have a lot of infrastructural changes planned. The goal: to make your visit to Technopolis even more pleasant.

Infrastructure improvements

Here are a number of works, in random order:

  • Refurbishment of the reception and shop (adapted flow)
  • Renewal of the Workshop and the Lab
  • Renovation of the restaurant, the coffee corner and the picnic area
  • A shelter at the entrance
  • New signposts

And the price tag?

The Flemish Government grants us a one-off investment of €10 million to completely renew Technopolis and to make it future-proof. As of the end of this year, you will already reap the benefits of this investment. That's a promise!

This project can be realized thanks to the support of the Science Communication Policy of the Flemish Government.


Stephane Berghmans, CEO of Technopolis
We are in the midst of a significant change where we want to evolve into a place where children can experience the future, discover their talents and (more than ever) become fascinated with science and technology.
The last two years, we have been working very hard to support this growth and, together with all stakeholders (companies, educational partners, government) we have written a plan to achieve our ambition.

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