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Brussels
Basic price from
£169
2 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

Science school trips to Brussels

Science school trips to Brussels

The pioneering exhibitions and hands-on museums in Brussels are in a class of their own making this a fantastic destination for a Science school trip. Introduce your students to an influential city where science is part of the landscape, and technology, innovation and creativity go hand-in-hand. A key feature of Brussels' scientific landscape is the Atomium; this iconic building represents a magnified iron-crystal molecule and hosts a continuous program of scientific exhibitions, in five of its nine steel spheres. Visit the Planetarium of Brussels, one of the largest in Europe, to study the nights' sky and the Euro Space Centre to discover what it feels like to be weightless in space! With a range of interactive and engaging excursions to choose from your group will be inspired to develop their science knowledge after a trip to Brussels.  

Suggested Itinerary

Brussels – GCSE Science, Additional Science, Chemistry, Biology and Physics

Aimed at GCSE science students, this itinerary has been developed in partnership with Equity’s science consultant, an experienced teacher of the subject.

BASIC

  • day
    1

     

    • Planetarium of Brussels
    • Atomium
  • day
    2

     

    • Full day trip to the Euro Space Centre
  • day
    3

     

    • Morning trip to the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, coach and Eurotunnel back to the UK

 

 

Itinerary price from: £245

Price details

Priced based on:

  • Based on 35 students and 3 teachers

Price includes:

  • Coach and Eurotunnel
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinner daily
  • Standard Insurance
  • Entrance fees to excursions as per itinerary

NB: If groups wish to visit the House of Science on a 3 day tour they will need to do this in place of Euro Space Centre



KEY TOPIC: Earth and Space

Earth and Space

        • Planetarium of Brussels, Euro Space Centre

KEY TOPIC: Organisms and their environment

Organisms and their environment

  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

KEY TOPIC: Waves

Environment

  • House of Science

KEY TOPIC: Environment

Environment

  • House of Science

KEY TOPIC: Microbes

Microbes

  • House of Science

Curriculum Links

Accommodation


Brussels Accommodation - Sleep Well Hostel

Sleep Well Hostel

  • Fantastic central location
  • All rooms en-suite

You can’t really get a more central location than the Sleep Well Hostel. The obvious choice for groups looking for a great value stay in Brussels.

Location: A mere stone’s throw from the Grand Place and only a short walk from the European institutions.

Facilities: As well as a meeting room, pool table and laundry facilities the hostel also has a bar and its own restaurant. Internet access also available.

Accommodation: Students are accommodated in rooms with up to 6 beds all with private facilities. Single and twin rooms offered for staff as well as upgraded rooms with TVs and fridges.

Meals: The hostel offers a daily breakfast as well as packed lunches and evening meals.

Brussels Accommodation - Meininger Hotel

Meininger Hotel

  • Brand new central accommodation
  • Environmentally friendly

This excellent chain now has a brand new property in the heart of Brussels offering central and affordable accommodation that is ideal for student groups.

Location: Situated right next to the Brussels-Charleroi canal, the Meininger is a short distance from many of the main places of interest including the beautiful Grand Place.

Facilities: The hotel offers both a restaurant and bar as well as a games room and bike hire.

Accommodation: 4-8 bedded rooms available for students all with flat screen TV, hair dryer and private facilities. Single and twin rooms available for staff.

Meals: Breakfast served daily. Packed lunches and evening meals available if required.

Brussels Accommodation - Youth Hostel Bruegel

Youth Hostel Bruegel

  • Great value central hostel
  • Ideal for younger groups

With its fantastic central location, this hostel is perfect for groups looking for a great value accommodation in the heart of Brussels.

Location: Situated approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the central train station and the Grand Place, the hostel is ideally placed for the city’s major attractions.

Facilities: The Breugel boasts a self-service restaurant and a lively bar as well as a TV room, common room and courtyard garden. Internet access is also available.

Accommodation: Students will be accommodated in mostly 4 bedded rooms with shared facilities. Single and twin rooms will be provided for staff.

Meals: A daily breakfast is offered with packed lunches and evening meals available for groups looking at half or full board options.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

House of Science

At the House of Science your class can learn all about energy transformation, optical illusions, holograms and minerals. They can also experience a Wilson cloud chamber, which shows the path of high speed charged particles from cosmic rays and radioactivity.

Euro Space Centre

The Euro Space Centre is located in Transinne, Belgium, near Redu. It’s a museum devoted to space and astronautics. Here your students can discover what it feels like to be in space through high-tech simulators and understand what micro-gravity really means.

Atomium

Labelled Europe’s most bizarre building, the Atomium is a structure that stands at 102m (335 ft) tall. It’s made of stainless steel clad spheres that are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. All spheres are accessible and the top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels.

Planetarium of Brussels

The Planetarium is a magical place that invites you to discover the beauty of the starry sky. Beneath a semi-spherical dome, embark on a journey where the canopy of heaven, panoramic landscapes and astronomical images blend together. This Planetarium is one of the largest in Europe.

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Discover a collection of 30 fossilized Iguandon skeletons at The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences; which were discovered back in 1878 in Bernissart. The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is a museum dedicated to natural history.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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