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 (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Depart school

Arrive in Brussels

Visit to the Atomium

Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal

2

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

Evening meal

3

Visit to Technopolis in Mechelen

Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences

Evening meal

4

Visit Brussels Planetarium

Depart Brussels and head back to Calais

Arrive back at school

4 days, 3 nights Price from £239 pp
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Any inclusions such as visits and excursions
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators

Accommodation

Educational Activities

Atomium

Atomium

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Created in 1958 for the Brussels World Fair held in Heysel, Brussels, the Atomium is the only structure left standing… Read More

Euro Space Center

Euro Space Center

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

House of Science

House of Science

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The most-visited museum complex in Liège and Wallonia comprises of the House of Science, the Aquarium and the Zoology Museum.The… Read More

Liège Aquarium & Zoological Museum

Liège Aquarium & Zoological Museum

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

Living Tomorrow

Living Tomorrow

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At the Living Tomorrow museum you will discover how we will be housed, work and live in the future. During… Read More

Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences

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Have you ever looked into a mammoth’s trunk? Stood face-to-face with a raging buffalo? Do you have dreams of living… Read More

Pairi Daiza Zoo & Botanical Garden

Pairi Daiza Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Pairi Daiza is a zoo with a difference. Originally a bird sanctuary called Paradiso, the zoo has expanded significantly and… Read More

Planetarium of Brussels

Planetarium of Brussels

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Lean back in a comfortable chair under a gigantic 840m2 dome, enjoy the music and get swept away on an… Read More

Technopolis

Technopolis

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A day out at Technopolis is a unique experience. You can carry out experiments using theinteractive exhibits; take a nap… Read More

The Pass - Science Activity Park

The Pass - Science Activity Park

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

Cultural Activities

Brussels Cathedral

Brussels Cathedral

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This Gothic Cathedral built over a 300-year period dates back to 1225 and is one of the major religious centres… Read More

Brussels Town Hall

Brussels Town Hall

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Brussels Town Hall is one of Belgium’s finest civic buildings, not only because of the numerous sculptures adorning its walls… Read More

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