The world of Kina is the oldest wildlife garden in Flanders. Here you can find out all there is to know about carnivorous plants and hairy tarantulas, or learn how to become a beekeeper. The littlest ones can enjoy themselves in the sensory garden or “Tinkeltuin”, where elves are the guides. In the museum building, you will learn more about plants, spiders, mushrooms and honey bees in interactive exhibitions tailored to children.

Spiders, plants and insects

The museum boast a collection of preserved Belgian spiders collected by renowned arachnologist J. Hublé as well as live tarantulas.

The varied plant collection not only includes living specimens, but also dried plants.

The World of Kina: the Garden boasts three bee colonies. You can learn all about beekeeping and why bees are so important. In addition, you can admire stick insects, leaf insects and a giant cockroach in het museum.

Not for the faint hearted, but surely worthwhile!


Also check out The World of Kina: the House. This museum location is not within walking distance from the Garden, but from Tolhuislaan it can easily be reached by bus no. 5 (Sint-Pietersplein).

Museum shop

In the museum shop of The World of Kina: the Garden, you can find toys, cuddly toys, magnifying glasses, gadgets, minerals, shells and fossils, as well as in-house museum publications. The shop is freely accessible.

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