Museum Of Natural SciencesCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +32-26274211
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Natural History Museums
All you really need to know about the Museum of Natural Sciences is that it has the biggest dinosaur gallery in Europe. That’s not all though, a roomful of taxidermy exhibits (stuffed animals), another of whale skeletons, yet another of geology specimens, a mammoth – meaning if you’re bringing a kid here, you’ll literally become his or her favourite person ever. It has the largest Iguanodon fossil find in the country – over thirty near perfect specimens. The halls include Of Men and Mammoths which shows the evolution of man and about the last ice age, The Mammal Gallery that is about recent and extinct mammals, including a Thylacine, The North and South Pole which showcases a view of two different worlds in a Plexiglas tunnel, The Whale Hall where skeletons of whales, dolphins, walruses, sirenians and seals are displayed, The Shell Gallery with 9 million shells, The Insect Gallery: 15,000,000 specimens of which are 10,000 holotypes, The Mineral Gallery with crystals, cut gems, meteorites and precious bits of moon rock and The Ishango bone, a prehistoric bone counting tool. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Brussels itinerary 2 days.
- Free with Brussels Cards (which is available for purchase at admissions desk).
- wheelchairs are available on request.
- Eat at the Dino Cafe or bring a packed lunch to the picnic area (requires prior reservation).
- Given price is for Adults for permanent + temporary exhibitions.
- Adults (permanent + temporary exhibition): 9.50 Euros
- Adults (permanent exhibitions): 7 Euros
- Seniors (65+), Disabled visitors, students with EYCA (permanent + temporary exhibition): 8.50 Euros
- Seniors (65+), Disabled visitors, students with EYCA (permanent exhibitions): 6 Euros
- Children (6-17 years) accompanied with adult (permanent + temporary exhibition): 7 Euros
- Children (6-17 years) accompanied with adult (permanent exhibitions): 4.50 Euros
- Admission to permanent exhibitions free on 1st Wednesday of every month after 1 pm.
- Children below 6 years: Free
- Refer official website for detailed tour prices.
- By Train: Brussels-Luxemburg Station, a 5 minutes walk from the Museum
- By Bus: Bus 38 or 95, stop 'Idalie' (Troonstraat - Rue du Trone)
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42.22% of people who visit Brussels include Museum Of Natural Sciences in their plan
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31.5% of people start their Museum Of Natural Sciences visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Museum Of Natural Sciences
91.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museum Of Natural Sciences
Amazing museum with well-preserved collection (I really enjoyed the dinosaurs). The museum suits for all age, especially children. You will need approximately two hours to enjoy the whole museum (too bad I visited this museum at Saturday 5.30 pm, means it was almost the close hour). The museum shop provided attractive thing with affordable price. They also provide free lockers for visitor's belonging.
I enjoyed visiting this museum as a kid and i enjoy it now as i visit it with my 5 year old. The exhibition with the dinosaurs is the most impressive but the other collections were very interesting too. Everything looks very good and inviting and it's very informative. My kid could not get enough of it and, actually, the same was pretty much true for me too.
A spectacular museum. There is a large part of it dedicated to dinosaurs. All together I found it very interesting. Better if you do not agree with a school that is visiting, then it is crazy and it does not let you concentrate on what you are seeing
A very good museum. It's not that big or with a lot of expositions but the ones that they have are really good. The dinosaurs expo is the big deal. Very well organized and with a lot of pieces, is a great place for kids too. The evolution of humankind is unbelievable. Extremely well explained with a lot of content to read. The entrance is 6 euros if you are a student.
Great place to visit, especially with kids as there's plenty of dinosaurs and cool exhibits there. You can almost feel how living with those huge beasts would look like. You can learn about evolution and how different species evolved from simple cells to complex animals. During our visit there was a temporary exhibition connected with different kinds of apes, how their eyes see the world, how they compare in size and posture. There's also a big part of museum dedicated to human evolution (with cool wooden sculptures to compare your size and posture with them) and to minerals of the earth. Overall I'd really recommend visiting this museum, especially for the ticket price.