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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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 Bruegel 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.
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.
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