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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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The museum to take your children to! Great science museum with temporary subjects. The dino's are spectacular to see and the wprkshops are very educational

Reviewed August 16, 2014
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

The museum to take your children to! Great science museum with temporary subjects. The dino's are spectacular to see and the wprkshops are very educational

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2014

I think this museum is very interesting, especially the dinosaurs and mammals exhibitions... But people working there barely know English. There was a temporary exhibition on the brain: as we barely know French, we asked especially if there was something written in English in that section (the ticket for both the museum and the expo was more expensive than the... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Dinosaur exhibit was fantastic! My husband felt like a child again. I wasn't particularly interested in dinos, but this exhibition amazed me too. Really interesting and informative. It was the best bit in our short Brussels trip. A must see!

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

This museum is excellent for the price; free on 1st Wednesday of each month after 1pm. A large amount of Dinosaur artifacts and a lot of information (rollers) in English. Many floors so don't skip any. There is a restaurant, but people brought their own food also; you cannot walk around with food and drinks though. This is a great... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Although my education was in the Physical Sciences, I am interested in all sciences. Dinosaur exhibit was one of the best I've seen. Navigation was a little difficult for wheelchair visitors.

Thank DoubleDribble
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was our first time visiting a Natural Sciences museum (for sure not the last) but the excitement comes not only because it was a first, but also on the fact that Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels is really impressive and with a large variety of dinosaurs fossils! Plenty of fun and learning for all ages. Definitely recommended!

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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

If you are interested in Dinosaurs then this is the museum for you. The exhibits are fantastic and numerous; you can spend several hours here if you want. Also, there are loads of other non-dino exhibits over several floors to keep you interested. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank ATF1
Amadora, Portugal
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

The expectations were high, but the reality is a bit of a disappointment. The museum is a bit of a maze, with no real path to follow, small and a bit boring. On the other side, the gardens near the museum are great.

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

What a treat! This museum had more fossils than any other dinosaur museum that I had been to. It was inexpensive and the building was clean and enlightening. I would definitely go back!

Thank Jenna S
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

This museum is a real attraction for both young and old. I went many times when I was younger, and I went short time ago with my boyfriend, we have regressed back to childfood, both of us. Apart from all the rooms (about dinosaurs, all animals and species, etc...) wath I didn’t remember is the hive glazed into the museum... More 

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