Low-stimulus day

Come and experiment in peace and quiet on Sunday, 30 June
Everyone deserves a fun day full of science and technology. But not everyone enjoys an outing with an overload of stimuli. This is why we are organising another low-stimulus day on Sunday, 30 June from 9.30 am to 5 pm.

For practical reasons, our low-stimulus show, demo and workshops can only be given in Dutch.
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First buy your tickets for the low-stimulus day via this page. Don’t finalise your order yet, but go back to the overview. Then click on the workshop you would like to take part in and select a time slot. That way, you only have to enter your details once and you’ll receive all your tickets (for admission and for the workshops) in one email. Of course, you can do it the other way round too: first book your workshop and then buy your tickets.

Fewer stimuli, more enjoyment

Stimulus-sensitive children and adults don’t feel safe in a place with too many stimuli. So we try to reduce the number of stimuli in as many ways as we can.

We limit visitor numbers to 300 and dim the light and sound as much as possible. For instance, we switch off the public address system and (where possible) the screens.

Roadmap and stimulus basket

Our exhibition area is one large open space. That means a lot of stimuli, but at the same time it gives a sense of an overview. Which is why we don’t have clearly defined zones.

As additional support, that day we provide a visual roadmap, a sensory guide and a stimulus basket containing items such as sunglasses, gloves, fidget toys, etc. to block unwanted stimuli.


Hungry from all those experiments? Then you should go to restaurant​for a quick bite to eat or even a whole menu.

Have a look at our menu

Is it all getting too much?

We understand completely. We have provided three relaxation rooms with books to read (aloud), weighted cuddly toys and more to allow you to take a breather.

Our staff are also given training about autism and they keep an extra eye on things on low-stimulus day.

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Adapted demo and show (in Dutch)

Booking not required

You can follow an adapted version of De Wolkenmaker (The Cloud Maker – NL), a demo with experiments on dry ice (from age 6), in our exhibition area with headphones. You can also solve puzzles and perform experiments at the demo cart throughout the day.

Finally, in our auditorium you can watch the low-stimulus version of Een half uur natuur (Half an Hour of Nature – NL), a show about all sorts of fascinating natural phenomena (from age 4).

On the programme

11:00 am- 11:15 pmDemo De wolkenmaker (NL)
11:45 pm — 12:15 pmShow Een half uur natuur (NL)*
12:30 pm — 12:45 pmDemo De wolkenmaker (NL)
1:30 pm — 2 pmShow Een half uur natuur (NL)*
2:15 pm — 2:30 pmDemo De wolkenmaker (NL)
3 pm — 3:30 pmShow Een half uur natuur (NL)*
3:45 pm — 4 pmDemo De wolkenmaker (NL)

* At the end of the show, a big fireball appears. If you’d rather not see this, you can leave the show a bit earlier. Our edutainer will tell you when…

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Workshops in small groups (in Dutch)

Booking required

On our low-stimulus day, you can also take part in a workshop with a small group of 6 to 8 participants (excluding companions). You can do laser cutting in the Atelier (from age 8) or make super slime in the Lab (from age 10). Each child can work with a separate set of materials.

Younger children can also take part if a parent, uncle, aunt, etc. lends a hand.

Thirty-minute time slots between 10:50 am and 4:45 pm

Why a low-stimulus day?

Because everyone has the right to a chance to find out how much fun science and technology are, including children and adults who have difficulty processing stimuli. During the low-stimulus day, we do our best to create an environment where everyone can feel safe.

Who can take part?

Everyone who needs a low-stimulus environment to be able to enjoy an outing to Technopolis and one or more companions.

Get your tickets on time

We deliberately limit visitor numbers. To be sure that there is still room, it is best to buy your tickets online now. Companions need a ticket as well.

Buy your tickets

Low-stimulus, not no-stimulus

We can’t prevent enthusiastic visitors creating extra stimuli. But we do our best by keeping an eye on things.

Right to free admission?

Add a free ticket (subscribers, people who already have a valid ticket, etc.) to your order via the ticket module. We give free admission to one companion:

  • per wheelchair user or blind person
  • per two disabled visitors if they do not use a wheelchair or are not blind.

We learn too

If you have suggestions to make, pass them on to Marian Michielsen via marian.​michielsen@​technopolis.​be.

Be sure to complete the survey afterwards to stay informed of our low-stimulus range.

Accessibility and facilities

Everyone deserves a fun day filled with new scientific discoveries. You can therefore depend on several facilities during your visit. In preparation you can also take part in a virtual tour.

Discover more

About processing stimuli

In our daily lives a lot of stimuli have to be processed. They are often experienced as normal. But if the brain is unable to process these stimuli simultaneously, information processing problems arise. This can lead to all sorts of issues, such as difficulty concentrating, anxiety or over-stimulation.

People with non-congenital brain damage and people with ASD often benefit from low-stimulus environments. People with ADHD or epilepsy, or those recovering from a stroke, burn-out, concussion or cerebral infarction have more difficulty processing stimuli as well.

Thank you to everyone who plays the National Lottery

Thanks to them, the National Lottery is supporting the low-stimulus days at Technopolis.