A museum for the whole family

  • The AfricaMuseum follows the federal COVID-guidelines. A safe and pleasant visit to the museum is our first priority.
  • Guided tours and workshops are allowed for groups of up to 15 people.
    may take up to 24 people per activity (both guided tours and workshops). 
    Take a look at the extensive offer and book online for up to 15 people. You can also book by phone or e-mail via the Welcome & Reservations department.
  • Tickets can only be purchased on the AfricaMuseum website. For any questions regarding the purchase of tickets on the website, please contact the Welcome & Reservations.
  • The selection of a time slot is mandatory when purchasing an online ticket. Within this time slot, visitors can check in at the entrance desk or at the ticket. There is no time limit on the duration of the visit itself.
  • The picnic area of the museum is open again to schools and free visitors. Groups must make reservations via the website.
  • The use of face masks in the museum is optional.


The AfricaMuseum is a fascinating place for young and old alike. Every effort is made to welcome and assist families during their visit.

The admission in free under 18s.



Activity booklet Watoto for 6-8 years

WATOTO Activity booklet for kids
6-8 year

In French or Dutch, at the entrance desk: 2 €

Activity booklet Watoto for 9-12 years

WATOTO Activity booklet for kids
9-12 year

In French or Dutch, at the entrance desk: 2 €

Activity booklet Mabele for 6-8 years

MABELÉ Activity booklet for kids
6-8 year

In French or Dutch, at the entrance desk: 2 €

Activity booklet Mabele for 9-12 years

MABELÉ Activity booklet for kids
9-12 jaar

In French or Dutch, at the entrance desk: 2 €


Birthday workshop

Celebrate your birthday to the rhythm of the African rumba! 

During this vibrant workshop, you and your group will sing, dance and play along a route through several African societies.

A search through the museum’s galleries will introduce you to the little thumb piano, the bow harp and the slit drum, as well as swinging rumba dancers, drum orchestras and much, much more. 

Back in our miniature concert hall, you will join a professional musician for an amazing jam session filled with musical stories, dance and music!  

Practical information:

  • reservation required
  • duration: 1h30
  • audience: kids 7-12 year
  • participants: 9 kids max. + 1 adult (with face mask)
  • language: in French, Dutch and English
  • price: 140 €


AfricaMuseumQuest: game in the permanent exhibition

cards of the game AfricaMuseumQuest

Interactive game throughout the different rooms of the museum.


Family-friendly experience

At the reception you will receive a floor plan showing all the highlights for children: 

  • musical instruments to try
  • crafts corner
  • rumba corner
  • games on touchscreens
  • Virtual Reality experience (8 years old and up, with parental supervision)
  • and more

Temporarily unavailable due to health measures:
In the museum our animals are on open displays. Please do not touch the animals. The floor plan shows you where you can feel different animal skins. 

If you want to prepare your visit, download the floor plan

In Tervuren, enjoy the beautiful park as well. A short walk through the park leads you and the children to a beautiful large playground on the outskirts of the town.


Duration of the visit

The museum's floor area has doubled after the renovation, so allow at least 2 hours for a visit.


Eating and drinking in the museum

There are several spots where you can have something to eat or drink.

  • Tembo, the museum restaurant:
    • Tembo has a nice play area for children.
    • Tembo offers a special children's menu.
      It is advisable to book in advance in Tembo!
  • Picnic room
    • Do you prefer to bring your own picnic? You can! 
    • When the weather is nice, the park is ideal for a pleasant picnic.
    • In rainy weather and on weekends, our picnic room at level -2 is open. 


Tailor-made facilities

  • Handrails at child's height.
  • Low toilets (in the new building).
  • Breastfeeding area: at level -2 of the museum, with changing tables for babies, armchair and screens.


Any tips on our offer for families? 
Your feedback is important to us.
Please send us your comments to: info@africamuseum.be