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Children and young people in their leisure time

Do you want to get a taste of what science is like at university? Expand or test your own knowledge? Do you want to do an experiment, or do you have a question for one of our researchers?

Here is an overview of the annual and biennial workshops, classes, lab sessions, interactive themed days, contests and so on which are organised on the university's campuses or on location. One-off activities are listed in the calendar.

BrainShake – the ultimate science quiz!

Are you in your final year of secondary education? Then why not test your scientific knowledge during this fun, interactive competition? Put together a group of max. five participants (all the same age, except one team member who can be over 22) and register now for the next quiz!
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Physics bridge project

As a special treat for youngsters with a keen interest in physics, the university has developed a series of experiments which you can participate in on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. All students from the fourth, fifth and sixth years of secondary education are welcome.
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The Children's University

Discover the playful side of science and university life! Enchanted mirrors, weird flubbers, humungous cameras, whacky creatures and cars powered by charcoal fire will take you on a journey to a world that seems unreal but is much closer to reality than you might think. The Children's University was specially developed for all children and young people between the ages of 8 and 14. But parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers, and of course teachers are also welcome to attend. Activities are also organised for younger siblings aged 6 and above. All the activities are free.
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Do you have a question? Then you have come to the right place! Here you can ask (almost) any question about science, history, language, politics and much more. Can't find an answer in the archive? Then put your question to a scientist! You will receive a personal answer from a knowledgeable researcher. is a project run by 40 Belgian research institutions, universities and university colleges, including the University of Antwerp.
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Masterclass in particle physics?

Young people with a special interest in physics can take part in this Masterclass, which includes particle physics demos, an interactive analysis of collisions in the LEP collider and a video conference with participants from other (European) universities. The Masterclass is a day-long activity and is organised every two years on a Saturday.

RoboCup Junior

This contest challenges young people between the ages of 8 and 18 to build and programme a robot. You can register with your classmates or friends for a dancing, life-saving or football-playing competition (the last category is only open to youngsters over 14). The winner of each discipline is announced during a grand finale.
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