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School Science Trip to Brussels

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Belgium may be small, but a science school trip to Brussels offers a wide range of exciting visits and activities!

Highlights of a science school trip to Belgium include a visit to the Euro Space Centre in Transinne, where students can experience life as an astronaut for the day and even explore a lifesize model of the space shuttle.

In Brussels, a visit to the Atomium is a must, and Technopolis in nearby Mechelen also comes highly recommended. You’ll be sure to find the right mix of visits to combine both education and fun to leave your science students feeling inspired! And you could also consider joining forces with the business studies, food technology or science department in your school to make this trip cross-curricular. 

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 4 days/3 nights)

Day 1/4

Morning

Morning

Depart school

Afternoon

Afternoon

Arrive in Brussels

Visit to the Atomium

Evening

Evening

Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal

Day 2/4

Afternoon

Afternoon

Full day visit to the Euro Space Centre: choose from Space Odyssey or One Day Astronaut visit

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to Technopolis in Mechelen
Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences
Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Visit Brussels Planetarium
Afternoon

Afternoon

Depart Brussels and head back to Calais
Evening

Evening

Arrive back at school

What's included?

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Educational activities and visits

Atomium

Atomium

Created in 1958 for the Brussels World Fair held in Heysel, Brussels, the Atomium is the o… Read more

Euro Space Center

Euro Space Center

Get ready for an incredible odyssey from the start of the universe with the Big Bang to … Read more

House of Science

House of Science

The most-visited museum complex in Liège and Wallonia comprises of the House of… Read more

Liège Aquarium & Zoological Museum

Liège Aquarium & Zoological Museum

In the Aquarium's tanks you will find about 2,500 fish from oceans, seas, lakes and… Read more

Living Tomorrow

Living Tomorrow

At the Living Tomorrow museum you will discover how we will be housed, work and live in … Read more

Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences

Have you ever looked into a mammoth’s trunk? Stood face-to-face with a raging… Read more

Pairi Daiza Zoo & Botanical Garden

Pairi Daiza Zoo & Botanical Garden

Pairi Daiza is a zoo with a difference. Originally a bird sanctuary called Paradiso, the… Read more

Planetarium of Brussels

Planetarium of Brussels

Lean back in a comfortable chair under a gigantic 840m2 dome, enjoy the music and get swep… Read more

Technopolis

Technopolis

A day out at Technopolis is a unique experience. You can carry out experiments using the&… Read more

The Pass - Science Activity Park

The Pass - Science Activity Park

The Pass is a place unlike any other. Exhibits are there to help play, learn, touch or… Read more

Accommodation

YH Bruegel
Youth Hostel Leuven 'De Blauwput'
YH Bruegel
VJH Bruegel is a modern hostel near the heart of Brussels.

Students will mostly be accommodated in 4 bedded rooms, and staff in twins or singles. There are toilets and showers on each floor, but nearly all the hostel's rooms are en-suite. Free WiFi is available.

Breakfast is served everyday, and both packed lunches and evening meals are available on request.

There is also an attractive inner courtyard, sitting corners and leisure rooms where students can watch TV or play board games. A meeting room and the dining hall may be booked for use without charge.

Although the reception is only open 0700-1000 and 1400-0100, groups have 24-hour access to the building once they have checked in.
Youth Hostel Leuven 'De Blauwput'
'De Blauwput' is a brand new hostel in the historical university town of Leuven. It is non-smoking throughout and wheelchair-accessible.

Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have lockers. Free WiFi is available in the common areas.

Breakfast is served every day, and the hostel also provides packed lunches and evening meals on request.

The hostel also has a lounge, garden, boardgames, fußball, TV corner, three meeting rooms for group activities, and a bar in which group leaders can relax during the evening.

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