Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels

4.4
#7 of 89 in Museums in Brussels
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 .
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  • It reminded me in part of The City of Our Sciences, but certainly more focused on the evolution of the species, from the age of dinosaurs to our primates, to the present day. I recommend it because it is cared for in detail, it is giant (you will miss several hours) and has inside giant skeletons of dinosaurs never found in our areas. And above all suitable for children who, in addition to being able to play by interacting directly with what they see, will feel fully immersed in the room that they will visit because there is really nothing left to chance not only in the exposure of the fossils but also in the reproduction of some species of animals, primates, human anatomy and habitats that characterize the various parts of our Earth. We also had the opportunity to see an area (paid separately) on shipments and research that take place at the Poles. Beautiful! You're going to get out of here!
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  • Every time I visit Belgium I make sure the pay a visit to this museum. Can't tell when I'm there next time but it's the first place to visit! Best is the go on a weekday, the museum is quiet and you c...  more »
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  • It's well organized but don't expect too much as you would from a European capital museum. The good side is that it's well tolerated by small children as it doesn't take too long to walk through the expositions. Cons: toilet is a disaster, some interactive exposition items simply don't work.
  • A lot of dinosaur skeletons and expos if you're a fan. Managed to keep my 3/5 year old busy as well. No parking for the time being so you might want to plan ahead. Also extremely hot inside.
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