Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Museum of Natural Sciences Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Natural Sciences
4.5
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Natural History Museums • History Museums
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Meet the famous Bernissart Iguanodons in the largest Dinosaur Gallery in Europe, learn about the human body and how we evolved in the Gallery of Humankind and go back in time in the Gallery of Evolution. You can also find out about urban species in BiodiverCITY, discover specimens which illustrate the Museum’s history in the 250 years of Natural Sciences hall, admire the magnificent crystals in the Mineral Hall, and experience something new every year by visiting our temporary exhibitions or by taking part in one of our Education Service’s interactive activities. During Belgian School Holidays: Tuesday > Sunday: 10.00 > 18.00 During the Belgian school year: Tuesday > Friday: 9.30 > 17.00 | Week-end : 10.00 > 18.00
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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MaryKateNI19
Brussels, Belgium578 contributions
Beyond expectation a great museum
Apr 2021 • Family
We pre-booked the museum which is advised. There are time-slots available and restricted numbers per slot. The museum is central Brussels, so parking must be in 4 recommended car parks, the museum recommends these, we used Place Jourdan 1 a 5 min walk. Streets around the museum are residents only. The museum has washrooms and lockers for you to store coats and bags. The tour is very cleaver, you follow paths on the floor A, B, C so we did in order. The tour takes approximately 2/3 hours. We did within 2. Fantastic displays of dinosaurs, animals, insets, history of mankind. Definitely worth a visit. There is hand sanitisers throughout.
Written April 9, 2021
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Dirk C
brugge190 contributions
Superb day !
Dec 2020
We had (4 persons) a wonderfull day, walking for over 4 hours in this museum. Very very few visitors around that day (17 dec; 2020).
Antartica was nice, the dinosaurs were tall, that we knew from previous visits but the latest exposition : 'living planet' was SUPERB !
Very recommended to visit ! A must see.
Written December 18, 2020
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Antonia Brittsan
56 contributions
Museum Visit
Jun 2019 • Family
What a great museum! So much to do and see for the entire family. My kids loved the different exhibits and there was something for everyone. The cafe offered a decent selection for lunch which was nice. We didn’t have to leave when the kids got hungry. We would love to visit again.
Written March 4, 2020
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oreillyman
Brussels, Belgium37 contributions
A trip back in time
Jun 2019
The kids will love a visit to the museum with a chance to see giant dinosaurs and my other magnificent creatures alongside some interactive exhibitions.
Written February 24, 2020
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Erika D
Slano, Croatia10 contributions
Great museum
Feb 2020 • Solo
Went on a thursday morning, a lot of school groups were there and they were very loud and all over the place which made it hard to concentrate, so maybe choose a different time of visit, in the afternoon . Gallery of dinosaurs and human evolution is admiring, as well as the mineral exibition. The Antarctic Expo was disappointing and definitely not worth paying for especially if you dont speak dutch or french since the text is only in those languages.
Written February 22, 2020
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Mia B
Oxford, UK16 contributions
Nice museum, very crowded
Feb 2020 • Couples
The museum itself is nice, and the exhibits are good and well explained.
The exhibition wasnt worth paying for - if you can read French or Dutch you are fine, if you can only read English then there is no point, as this was not an option. We just looked at pictures and videos of penguins.
Our experience was ruined due to thousands of school groups/trips all over the museum. So many screaming and shouting children/teenagers made it hard to concentrate on reading the information.
(We went on a Tuesday morning as soon as it opened).
Written February 18, 2020
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Welkin G
United Kingdom325 contributions
The Toilets Were Appalling
Jan 2020
Pretty good dinosaur museum with a nice arctic expo - I would say it is definitely worth the entry fee. The only negative is the toilets on the ground floor, they smelt atrocious. I have been in night club toilets that felt more hygienic, dehydrate before going or take a gas mask just in-case you have to use them.
Written February 13, 2020
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Biczus
Forest, Belgium287 contributions
Best museum of dinosaurs in Europe
Jan 2020 • Family
Best Museum of Dinosaurs In Europe. Kids love it and come couple of times every year. The expos Antarctica and the history of mankind made them curious and we have finished discussing science. Bingo!
Written February 2, 2020
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RatingDuo
Merak, India536 contributions
Love it!
Mar 2019
This place is to visit and to visit again. Kids and adults enjoy it equally so it is a good passtime for families. There are also exibitions from time to time which change and make it more dynamic place to visit regularly.
Written February 1, 2020
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Charlie
Leeds, UK52 contributions
The Museum is amazing but avoid the Antarctic Expo as not worth the extra cost!
Jan 2020 • Couples
We paid €9.50pp, for the museum and Antarctic Expo. There are a number of different sections to the museum which are ordered by numbers so easy to follow.

The dinosaur part of the museum is amazing! Filled with fossils, dinosaurs both big and small and is really interactive and engaging. It was really interesting and a great exhibition!

Again the bioDiversity, evolution and the animal kingdom areas were for us the best. They had great displays, engaging materials and lots of interesting facts.

The Antarctic Expo that we paid extra for was such a let down. It merely consisted of mostly videos/documentaries and was not in English/ didn’t have the option to listen in English which was a shame. There were no real displays or figures, it was mostly photographs and video - and was very small and underwhelming. We were exceptionally disappointed at this and I would advise not worth the extra cost.

It was a Thursday afternoon and the museum was very busy with school children - both young and teenagers, which was fine but at times very noisy and crowded and we would have preferred a quieter more peaceful experience.

Overall, the €7 ticket for the museum is worth it and the dinosaur, evolution, animal kingdom and the bioDiversity areas are great.

I would avoid the extra cost for the Antarctic Expo as it was massively disappointing.
Written January 30, 2020
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