Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels
(4.2/5 based on 1,000+ 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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  • At each visit, the same sense of wonder. The building itself is already splendid and the Museum is very well maintained. Already worth a visit for the permanent exhibits that fascinate both children and adults. Temporary exhibitions are often very interesting also. We recently discovered the 'poison' exhibition and recommend it.
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  • Went to dinosaurs exhibition. Sadly all experience was destroyed by screaming children and noises. They take only cash. 
  • The museum is interesting and extremely well organized. Children (and grown-ups) will adore it. We did. 
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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.