CHILDREN – YOUTHS – FAMILIES
A visit to a museum can be far from boring, especially at Kanal-Centre Pompidou! Did you know that Kanal-Centre Pompidou is in fact an old garage? At Kanal-Centre Pompidou there are no dusty old paintings hanging on the walls and you don’t have to be super quiet.
We show supercool contemporary artworks that have been printed in 3D or that suddenly start moving. We also have installations and video projections. We offer really fun tours, theatre shows, creative itineraries, workshops and a lot more for children and youths, with or without their parents! Discover the programme below:
No booking required
Welcome to the Family
On Sundays, between 15:00 and 16:00, we invite families to discover Kanal – Centre Pompidou. For children, accompanied by an adult, we propose a creative itinerary. While the children are busy with some fun seek-and-draw missions, the accompanying parents learn more about the works on display from the guide.
Tickets: + €4/person
Freestyle Dance @ Kanal-Centre Pompidou
Every Monday, between 18:00 and 20:00, Freestyle Lab, a Brussels platform for urban dancers, offers youths the chance to dance. Want to learn hip hop or to improve your style? Get inspired by the space and the artworks, learn from one another and discover your own style to the rhythm of hip hop and groovy beats.
Every Monday: 18:00 until 20:00, €3
Sketching @ Kanal-Centre Pompidou
Kanal-Centre Pompidou is the perfect place in which to practise your sense of perspective. Let yourself be guided by the architectural lines of the iconic building and sketch with us! These sketching workshop are organized in collaboration with Urban Sketchers.
Itching to sketch? Then sign up for one of our workshops on Saturday 13 October (14:00–16:00), Sunday 4 November (14:00–16:00), Wednesday 28 November (14:00–16:00) or Sunday 9 December (14:00–16:00). Other dates are possible upon request.
Feeling creative? Then at Kanal-Centre Pompidou you’re at the right address! Come and work in our mobile workshop, get inspired by the iconic building, help build the museum of the future with all sorts of building materials and give your creativity free rein! During the workshop we work not only with traditional 2D and 3D drawing and bricolage materials, but we also experiment with new digital technologies, such as makey makeys, conductive ink, laser cutters, open-source games and a lot more!
The Home Movie Factory
Ever dreamed of directing your own film or of seeing yourself up on the big screen? In Michel Gondry’s Home Movie Factory, you can make it happen! The Home Movie Factory invites you to make a complete film in record time in a studio specially prepared for that purpose. You will go through all the phases of the film-making process: from the writing of the script and the casting to the on-site shooting and the creation of special effects.
No training in film is necessary, since a mediator will accompany you through the different aspects of the film-making process. All the equipment is there for you to set to work with by itself. Three hours after you begin, you’ll have your own DVD to take home with you!
The Home Movie Factory is open to the public on Wednesday afternoon and in the weekend. This activity is free and accessible to everyone! We do ask that children under the age of 12 are accompanied by at least 1 adult.
Min. 6 participants – max. 15 participants/group.
Happy Birthday @ Kanal-Centre Pompidou!
Is it your birthday? Congrats! Birthday boys and girls are welcome at the Home Movie Factory. Not only will the birthday boy/girl get to play the lead in his/her own film, but all his/her friends can play in it too. At the end of the day, the birthday boy/girl takes home his/her own film. Before or after this activity, we provide a snack (cake, sweets, etc.) and a drink in the public space of Kanal-Centre Pompidou. In collaboration with the food trucks, we propose a number of culinary formulas.