Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels

(4.2/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Discover one of the largest dinosaur halls in the world at Royal Belgian Institute 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. Make Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences a part of your Brussels vacation plans using our Brussels vacation trip planner.
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  • Nothing to do with tourism but allows a fun outing with the children in a fascinating Museum. Spend too much time as we on the part of dinosaurs, there are a lot of other themes (Gallery of men, animals, ecology...) with games and other very interesting activities to do as a family. Note a temporary exhibition on the captivating poison to do! Locker room to room of a free euro leaving, will eat Fries at St. Anthony home not far away ;-)
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  • The museum is very big so you need time to enjoy it fully and visist calmely all the rooms so as to benefit from all the activities and the children can learn. The place offers a variety of discoverie...  more »
  • Superb Museum educational and pedagogical, modern corresponds as well to children and adults, everyone learns, a small flat on some older classrooms which deserve to be updated to be recognised at their fair value, as some interactive games that did not in some rooms. A place to do with her children or for lovers of museums like the one above. A special mention for the current temporary exhibition on poisons, well worth the money, you learn and you see some nice specimens, very interactive. The part about the dinosaurs and the excavations on the belgiums are super interesting, for the fans of this area. The collection of minerals exposed is very robust, very nice specimens to see.
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  • It's an awesome museum both for adults and kids. You can see the large skeletons of dinausors and many other animals were also present. Really a very good fun place for kids and also a very good learning experience.
  • First, magnificient exhibition of dinosaur skeletons. And several other very interesting expositions - human evolution, evolution of life, etc. The museum is more than collection of dusty faded stuffed animals.
  • One of the very best Museum of Natural Sciences I have ever been to. Impressive amount of dinosaurs, specially the iguanodon exhibition, which is amazing.
  • Great museum. Love the place. Restaurant is expensive and not a lot of choices, but the exhibitions are always very interesting!
  • The best natural history museum I've ever been to. Their section on dinosaurs is amazing and people of all ages can learn tons. They also have a section on the evolution of mankind, which was beyond all of my expectations. Truly amazing place.