Centre for Scientific Culture of the Free University of Brussels

The Centre for Scientific Culture of the ULB is located on the Parentville Campus in Charleroi. Its mission is to promote scientific culture.

Located in the green setting of a 20-hectare park, the CCS offers visitors permanent and temporary exhibitions, interactive experiences, an astronomical observatory and numerous scientific activities for young people.

The activities are aimed at every citizen, guided by the pleasure of learning, having a taste for knowledge and wanting to discover the surprising facets of science.

Reception area and a multitude of animations

A biotechnology area and its introductory laboratory, a multimedia class, an interactive space, a projection / conference room, an astronomical observatory, Parentville Park ... enjoy all of these activities at the Centre  for Scientific Culture from the Free University of Brussels in Charleroi.

CCS organizes activities for the general public and schools. Between temporary exhibitions, conferences and other animations / workshop. The list of animations is available here.

A calendar of activities is also available on this page.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, from 9:30 to 17:30 and on the first Sunday of the month, from 10am to 6pm.

Closed on Saturdays and other Sundays.

Exceptional opening on request at +32 (0) 71/60 03 00. Annual closures

Entry to the Centre of Scientific Culture

Under 6 years old: free
Less than 10 years / school groups: 2 €
Students / seniors / large families / adult groups: 3 €
Adults: 4 €
Guided tours are only on weekdays and by reservation (1 hour): entrance fee + 15 € / group (max 15 people)
Workshop, with guided tour, only during the week and on reservation (1 hour + 1 hour): entrance fee + 40 € / group (max 15 people)

If you are teachers

The CCS is developing an educational programme adapted to all school curriculums
Want to know more ? See you at the teacher's corner.
The Centre for Scientific Culture of the UlB in Parentville, get a taste for science.



  • Educational service


  • Car parking
  • Cycle rack
  • Parking


The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.