Hidrodoe is an interactive science center about water in Herentals, Belgium. It’s an initiative of Pidpa (a Flemish water company) and was founded in 2003.
Young and old learn about ‘water’ in a playful and interactive way by using all senses.
Our 4 pillars are: informative, unique, hospitable and sustainable.
We promote lifelong learning for everyone through a fascinating exhibition and instructive programs. Our visitors can discover more than 150 interactive experiments and learn about the value of water while playing and enjoying. We empower tehm to learn and feel confident. We create smiles and happy memories on a daily basis.
Our main goal is to inform about the value of water in our world (economical, cultural, chemical, physical, historical, …), promote the drinking of tap water and give all our visitors a warm welcome in a sustainable manner.
We position ourselves as an inclusive science center. One that appeals to everyone, regardless of age, gender, (dis)ability, culture, religion, etc. Our aim is to bring laughter and enjoyment to the people visiting Hidrodoe. We create smiles and happy memories on a daily basis. Delivering a memorable experience through people.
At Hidrodoe learning by doing is key. ‘Hidro’ means water and ‘doe’ is to do in Dutch.
Our programs consist of: workshops, science shows, treasure hunts, birthday parties, hiking walks, water research in our pond, special events, … You can enjoy our 4D movies, play in the Blue Water Garden or simply enjoy our 150 experiments.
You can shoot a hydrogen rocket sky high, experiment with a hydro plant and discover Hydro-electric power, cycle until the water boils and feel how much energy this takes, play water soccer by using the power of water, step inside a giant soap bubble, sit on an ancient Roman toilet, find out about water on earth and see how it can be good and bad, make a huge whirlpool, lift a car with hydraulic power and so on. An irresistible banquet of exciting play and discovery.