One discovery after the other at the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences
Passionate about the living world and keen to go looking for rare specimens more lifelike than the real thing?
As soon as you enter, you’ll be transported to another universe in no time. First step of the journey: the savannah! Time to show off a bit by posing next to a zebra or a black wildebeest. And to enlighten you, various explanatory panels on the different types of savannah, its origin and its animal population are placed at your disposal.
Not to mention the “Giant Constantine”
You haven’t finished taking it all in! Among the museum’s exceptional pieces is this giant’s complete skeleton. “It's impossible, it’s a fake!”, children eagerly exclaim. But no, he’s certainly real! Julius Koch, his real name, was 2.58m tall and weighed 165 kg. Well, okay ... Between him and the animals, this makes you feel rather small!
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Don’t forget to take a walk upstairs! You’ll find an educational space with models and explanatory panels on the use of flint in the Spiennes mines in the Neolithic Age.
And that's not all! The museum also hosts thematic exhibitions every year. You’ll find the programme on the museum’s website. And for groups and schools, activities and guided educational tours can be organised free of charge. Place your bookings!
- Open Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to 12.00 pm and from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm, as well as the first Sunday of the month from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm non-stop
- Free entry
Rue des Gaillers, 7
7000 Mons, Belgium
Tel. : +32 (0)65/40.11.40
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessible with the Mons Card!