Discover one of the largest dinosaur halls in the world at Museum of Natural Sciences, an attraction that is part museum and part research center. Don't miss the 30 completely assembled Iguanodon skeletons that seem to be stalking the dinosaur hall. These fierce beasts were discovered in the 19th century not far from the museum. A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton is another favorite that sends chills up your spine, but the nearby herbivores, such as the Stegosaurus, don't seem too rattled. The permanent exhibits continue the local theme with dinosaur discoveries, evolution, insects, shells, minerals, and animal life in the city. Temporary exhibits also move through the museum and many of these are combined with educational programs. The museum is included in the Brussels City Card, which gives you free access to 30 city museums. However, a single ticket is also very affordable. Arrange to visit Museum of Natural Sciences and other attractions in Brussels using our Brussels trip itinerary maker site.
Museum of Natural Sciences reviews
I was drawn to "the largest dinosaur gallery in Europe", and I found it worthwhile. The highlight was the display of the Bernissart Iguanodons, and the explanation of how they were discovered...
I was drawn to "the largest dinosaur gallery in Europe", and I found it worthwhile. The highlight was the display of the Bernissart Iguanodons, and the explanation of how they were discovered... more »
The museum was fantastic. Lots to see and interact with. I very much enjoyed the dinosaur part. Would highly recommend!
The museum was fantastic. Lots to see and interact with. I very much enjoyed the dinosaur part. Would highly recommend! more »
If you like museums of natural history, then this one is definitely worth the visit. Entry price is definitely okay, but it's hard to properly do everything within 1 visit without rushing through...
If you like museums of natural history, then this one is definitely worth the visit. Entry price is definitely okay, but it's hard to properly do everything within 1 visit without rushing through... more »
This museum was amazing! Perfect for basically anyone and we ended up spending around six hours here. That was even with skipping through some areas. The museum is really well laid out with different routes depending on how long you would like your visit to be. All exhibits were super interesting and I loved how interactive everything was- perfect for kids!
What a fun & interesting museum!! The organization is wonderful. They have lots of information for adults as well as interactive areas for children. Went with fellow adults and we enjoyed it. I also love that they have 3 paths to follow for 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours depending on how much time you have. I wish all museums did this!
Really impressed with this. Lots of dinosaur skeletons and clever exhibits (one where a dinosaur reacted based on where you were standing). Great animal sections too. Quite a lot in English. My young daughter really enjoyed it and it was easy to navigate by pram.
Wide collection of historical artifacts spread over multiple chambers. Especially the dinosaur section is massive and very impressive. You can spend multiple hours exploring worlds enormous history. Worth your time and money
This is a lovely place with lots of history. Kids will love the dinosaurs. We spent around 3 hours and we still didn't see everything. It could be done quicker but I suggest to allow enough time to sock in the history as there are a lots to see and learn. Easly accessible with public transport.
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