PLASTICOTEK & LAB
Educational and mediation space designed for everyone, the PLASTICOTEK is the material library of the Design Museum Brussels. It allows a better understanding of plastics through a sensory, technical and scientific approach. From design objects to everyday items, it offers the possibility to get in touch, in an interactive way, with the materiality and stories of the objects in the Plastic Design Collection. In other words, the PLASTICOTEK is a collection of plastic samples to manipulate, objects to use, a timeline recounting the history of the evolution of plastics and a dive into the historical and cultural context of objects that were, not so long ago, in our homes.
Next to this space, the educative service of the Design Museum Brussels offers a pedagogic program adapted to young visitors and to (extra)school audiences. In the LAB, guided tours, creative workshops and even birthday parties invite you to a sensory, educational and playful discovery of design and its history.
The Plasticotek is located in the Lab. Besides the educational and mediation activities, the Plasticotek is accessible to the public during the museum’s opening hours.