Animis Mundi – Promenade Contée

Museum of Natural Sciences

This activity is only given in French & Dutch.

The Natural Sciences Museum has been collecting numerous animal stories throughout the years! What if this time these stories were told from the animals’ point of view? Between surprise and wonder, their personalities and myths are revealed through the storytelling walks “animi mundi” by Des Capes et des Mots.


Duration: 1h

Partner(s) : De Capes et de Mots

Museum of Natural Sciences
Rue Vautierstraat 29
1000 Bruxelles / Brussel

access for persons with reduced mobility

About the exhibition

A great day out, naturally!

A natural must-see for children and adults. Meet the famous Bernissart Iguanodons in the largest Dinosaur Gallery in Europe. Learn about the human body and how it evolved in the Gallery of Humankind and go back in time in the Gallery of Evolution. You can also find out about urban species in BiodiverCITY, discover specimens which illustrate the Museum’s history in the 250 years of Natural Sciences hall. Admire the magnificent crystals in the Mineral Hall, and experience something new every year by visiting the temporary exhibitions or by taking part in one of the educational service’s interactive activities.


Living Planet

Did you know that the gnu and the zebra eat the same plants? But they don’t fight about it! The gnu eats the young sprouts that are soft and juicy while the zebra chews on tougher leaves. And did you know that a thirsty camel can drink up to 150 litres of water? And that wildfires can be beneficial for some trees?

Living Planet represents more than 850 specimens displayed on 2,000m2 (from the giraffe, to the koala and the aphid), 3D models you can touch, visual media, audio interviews and interactive, recreational and educational animations.

The Earth is swarming with life – rediscover it in our new Gallery, Living Planet, through an aesthetic, family-friendly and scientific approach to biodiversity



Antarctica is an immersive exhibition about the heart of the continent exclusively accessible to scientists. Superb films are projected onto big screens, including a final 360 ° projection, while infographics about the lives of animals help you discover the fascinating world of land and marine biodiversity in the South Pole.

Luc Jacquet, the Oscar-winning director of March of the Penguins, presents two contrasting worlds in this exhibition: a desert of inhospitable ice where few animal species live, some birds and marine mammals, and an underwater realm bursting with over 9000 species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and corals. His impressive and often unique images will make you appreciate the beauty and fragility of the Antarctic!




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