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Museum of Natural Sciences

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Address: Rue Vautier 29, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 627 42 38
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Kids can’t enough of dinosaurs, so take to the biggest dinosaur gallery in...

Kids can’t enough of dinosaurs, so take to the biggest dinosaur gallery in Europe, the Museum des Sciences Naturelles. Star attractions include 30 fossilized Iguanodons discovered more than 130 years ago, along with a host of other dinoasaurs guaranteed to fascinate kids of all ages.

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Better as a Kid's Museum

While the displays were interesting, the building looked a bit old and the exhibits were fairly basic. Adults can enjoy it on their own but this is definitely a better museum for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the displays were interesting, the building looked a bit old and the exhibits were fairly basic. Adults can enjoy it on their own but this is definitely a better museum for children. If you plan to visit at least three museums while in Brussels, I highly recommend purchasing a Brussels Card.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had spent 2 hours in this museum. There are multiple exhibitions and we went to Dinosaur museum. We were able to see different dinosaurs skeletons.

Thank yusufaytas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 6 year old here when we were visiting Brussels for the weekend and so glad I did! It was incredible - the dinosaur exhibit was hugeee! With so many different facts and skeletons it was fascinating. The rest of the museum was also extremely engaging and interesting - I'd definitely consider returning as there was so much to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum curation has revolutionised through time. It is open to discussion how good and bad it has become. We do not want a Disneyland like museum but we need it to be updated a little more. I love Natural History Museums but more and more they are becoming children's museums. Adults should be addressed as well. The Brussels museum has... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Much better than expected - car park and location suggested very small and out-dated but absolutely not the case - lots to do and see and suitable for kids from 2 ish.

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Kelbrook, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Good educational , bi- lingual . and scary dinosaurs, my daughter loved the place . free entry mid week @ 1pm

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Reviewed April 3, 2017

It's amazing museum with brilliant visual displays and information screens. It's a very well organized museum.

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Seville, Spain
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

It is a small museum with a notable number of mounted skeletons of dinosaurs in the exhibitions. It is also worth it to visit the part devoted to Anthropology. On the other hand, many of the specimens exhibited as representatives of the local current fauna are not very well preserved. It looks like something that will be replaced soon

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

The best dinozaurus ! a very nice place to visit with kids or without. This place is very enjoyable to spend time in.

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Reviewed March 22, 2017

The Museum has an spectacular dinosaur room, room itself and its content and a great evolution exhibit, really worth it. shame some parts of the museum, like the shop, are stuck in the 50's and badly in need of an update !

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