Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels

Categories: Natural History Museums, History Museums, Museums
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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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  • Very informative in family, allows to have a good time and to give opportunities to improve their general culture. Culture when you want OU...
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  • Visited during the holidays of all Saints in 2015, this is a great site, very well done, with a lot of collections. There are also from dinosaurs in the region. We ate in the Museum. That's correct, without more... a little expensive. A remake I'll eat elsewhere anyway... The shop offers a very interesting choice on the dinosaurs.
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  • Very interesting to visit with children or for schools, exhibition of dinosaur skeletons, videos, stories, a section on the archeolgie etc.
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  • This museum is a wonderful place to spend the day with your children. There is so much to learn about dinosaurs from our area as well as a great exhibition about evolution. My son loved the temporary exhibition of the evolution of man and could easily have explored the museum for another few hours. Personally, I adore the collection of iguanodons which were found in a local mine. Their display really invokes a sense of wonder and makes it seem like they died much more recently than they did. My only complaint is that a few of the permanent displays are in severe disrepair and impossible to fully appreciate.
  • I fell in love with this place and definitely considered it one of the top "must see / do" things in Brussels. The collection is exceptional and left me awestruck. It is also quite large with lots to see. Definitely worth it.
  • One of the best museums I ever been. Must see!
  • Very interactive and interesting museum, still, a bit confusing and there aren't english descriptions in all areas.
  • The place to be if you want to look eye-to-eye to dinosaurs. They even have a T-Rex! The other parts of the museum are also interesting!
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