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Science is Wonderful!

Brussels, 25 and 26 April 2024

Practical information

Science is Wonderful! will take place on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April 2024 at The Egg in Brussels, Belgium.

Opening times

The fair will open each day at 9:00.

Thursday 25 AprilFriday 26 April
9:00 Opening of the science fair9:00 Opening of the science fair
16:00 Last entrance15:00 Last entrance
17:30 Closing of the exhibition16:00 Closing of the exhibition

Registration

The participation to the event is open to everyone and free of charge. If you are an individual or a family, you do not need to register and can simply come to the science fair. But registration is mandatory for schools and big groups (15 people or more).

If you are a school teacher or staff member and wish to attend with your pupils, please register as soon as possible and select one of the available time slots.

During registration, you will also be able to request a free lunch for your pupils, a bus transfer from your school and places in our science shows – all pending availability. For more information, see below.

Should you experience any problems during the registration or if you have any questions simply contact info-siw@vo-europe.eu.

Meals and picnic

The organisers can arrange a free lunch for school classes upon request. This can be requested during registration but availability is limited. This service aims to make the event accessible to all. Please request it only if necessary. 

If you indicated that you would like to book lunch for your class, our team will reach out to you shortly to confirm whether this is possible and plan the next steps.

A dedicated picnic area (indoors, heated) is available for schools at the event venue. This space is open to all and can also be used by school classes/ visitors who bring a packed lunch. Water fountains will also be available throughout the science fair.

Venue, accessibility and how to get there

The event will take place at The Egg, a spacious venue close to the South Station of Brussels.

The venue is accessible for visitors with disabilities.

You can reach the venue easily by public transport. 

Use the STIB/MIVB planner to plan your trip by metro, bus or tramway. 

Use the Belgian Railway Company SNCB/NMBS planner to plan your trip by train.

  • Metro lines 2, 3, 4 and 6: the closest station is Brussels South Station/Bruxelles-Midi/Zuidstation 
    It is 15-minute walking distance from the venue
  • Tram 81: the closest stop is Avenue du Roi/Koningslaan
  • Bus 73 and 78: the closest stops are 
    • Deux Gares/Twee Stations
    • Veterinaires/Veeartsen
  • Private bus: a parking area is available next to the venue if you hire your own bus
    Please contact the organisers info-siw@vo-europe.eu to make sure that a parking spot is available
  • Train: the closest train station is Brussels South/Bruxelles-Midi/Zuidstation 
    national and regional trains

Bus shuttle for schools

Free bus shuttles can be arranged for school classes, but availability is limited. Priority is given to school classes with young children or groups from far away. We encourage schools based in Brussels to attend by public transport.

If you indicated that you would like to book a school bus, our team will reach out to you shortly to confirm whether this is possible and plan the next steps.

Questions and special requests

Please feel free to contact info-siw@vo-europe.eu or call the phone number +32 478 79 45 92 (line available in English, Dutch and French) if you have any questions.