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Museums in Brussels for children and families

Museums in Brussels for children and families


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The truth is that Brussels is not a city famous for its museums, but that these are not very famous does not mean that they are not worth visiting with children. Children will love visiting the museum of comics, chocolate, music ... there are museums for all tastes. In addition, Brussels has very interesting galleries in which, in addition, children are taken into account.

We recommend the most interesting museums both for their exhibitions and for how attractive they can be for children. Organize short visits so they don't get too tired and you will see how much fun you have as a family.

The four Royal Museums of Fine Arts display some 20,000 splendid works of modern and contemporary art: paintings, drawings, sculptures ...

Thinking of the little ones, they have the Educateam program to bring art in a playful way to children from 3 to 6 years, 6 to 12 years, and adolescents. For these groups, a multitude of counted itineraries are organized, with signs, with poetic performances or workshops.

They are located in the city center, on Rue de la Régénce, 3.

Visiting hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays and the following holidays: January 1, second Thursday in January, May 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25.

Admission for adults costs € 8 (€ 13 combined with the Magritte Museum). Those under 18 years of age enter for free as well as visitors with a Brussels Card. Admission is free for everyone on the first Wednesday of each month, in the afternoon.

The Magritte Museum in Brussels participates, like the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, in the Educateam program. In it you will find 250 works by Magritte, one of the best Belgian artists of the 20th century.

The art gallery is located in the center, next to the Royal Museums, at Koningsplein 1, Place Royale.

Visiting hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (on Wednesdays the hours are extended until 8:00 p.m.). The museum is closed on Mondays and the following holidays: January 1, second Thursday in January, May 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25.

Admission for adults costs € 8. Those under 18 years of age and visitors with a Brussels Card enter free.

The Center Belge de la Bande Desinée or CBBD pays tribute to Belgians' fondness for comics and especially focuses on Tintin, the famous reporter created by the Belgian Hergé in 1929.

It's at 20 Rue des Sables.

The opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Admission for adults costs € 8. Children under 12 years old pay € 3 and those between 12 and 18 years old pay € 6. Admission is free for those with the Brussels Card.

Also interesting is the visit to the Musée Instrumental with more than 7,000 musical instruments of all time on display. In addition to being cultural and educational, the visit is very entertaining and fun, also for children for a particular interactive system based on headphones that are delivered at the entrance of the museum, and through which the visitor listens to the sound of the instrument being played. approaches.

It is housed in the Old England building, an architectural gem of Art Nouveau, on Montagne de la Cour, 2.

Visiting hours are from Tuesday to Friday: from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays and the following holidays: January 1, May 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25.

Admission for adults costs € 5, while children under 13 and visitors with a Brussels Card enter free.

In an old and typical Brussels house, children and adults discover how cocoa was discovered, the current chocolate was invented and many curiosities related to this sweet delicacy.

Of course, at the end of the tour, you cannot miss a demonstration of artisan manufacturing and a tasty tasting of authentic Belgian chocolate, so famous worldwide.

Among the different activities organized for children is the chocolate rally for teenagers that takes participants to solve a police investigation in groups.

The museum is located at Rue de la Tête d´Or, 9-11.

Its opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Admission for adults costs € 5.50. Children from 6 to 12 years old pay € 3.50 and children under 5 do not need to pay an entrance fee.

Travel through time, minerals, precious stones, fossils, whales or insects are part of the more than 17,000 specimens that are treasured in this museum. Children will be amazed by the Jurassic Park, with the largest Dinosaur Gallery in Europe, but they will also like the Evolution Gallery and Biodivercity. A very interesting museum for the whole family.

It is located at Rue Vautier, 29.

Visiting hours are from Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On weekends and during school holidays, the hours are extended from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Mondays and the following holidays: January 1, May 1 and December 25.

Full admission for adults costs € 9.50. Admission for children under 5 years is free, for children from 6 to 17 years it is € 7 and for those over 65 it is € 8.50.

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Video: Museums can be a Lab for Childrens Learning. Jane Werner. TEDxPittsburghWomen (December 2022).