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From towering dinosaur skeletons to interactive exhibits, the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels offers a world of excitement for science lovers. As the largest museum of its kind in Belgium, it boasts an impressive range of permanent and temporary exhibitions that cater to all ages.


The Museum of Natural Sciences was established in 1846, built around a core collection of fossils discovered in Belgium. Since then, it has greatly expanded in size and scope. One of the most renowned additions was the “Dinosaur Gallery,” installed in 1990, which features one of the world’s largest and most diverse dinosaur collections.

How to Get There

The museum is conveniently located near the European Quarter. The nearest metro stations are Schuman and Maelbeek. Several bus and tram lines also stop near the museum, including the 81 tram and the 36, 59, and 60 bus lines. For those driving, there is a paid car park nearby.

List of Attractions

  1. Dinosaur Gallery: Home to the Europe’s largest dinosaur display.
  2. Evolution Gallery: Walk through time exploring the evolution of life on Earth, including a life-size replica of a mammoth.
  3. BiodiverCITY: A family-oriented exhibit that shows urban biodiversity.
  4. Minerals Hall: Over 2,000 minerals are exhibited in this striking collection.

Ticket Information

Admission fees vary, with discounts available for students, seniors, and groups. Entry is free for children under the age of 5. Tickets can be bought online or at the museum. The museum also participates in the Brussels Card program, which offers free entry to 39 attractions around the city.

List of Tips for Visiting

  1. Plan Your Visit: With so much to see, plan at least a few hours to explore the museum properly.
  2. Family Friendly: The museum caters to younger audiences, with many interactive exhibits and hands-on experiences.
  3. Visit during the Week: If possible, visit during the week when it’s less crowded.
  4. Guided Tours: Guided tours are available and can enhance your visit.
  5. Cafeteria and Gift Shop: Remember to check out the cafeteria and the gift shop for refreshments and souvenirs.

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