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Museum of Natural Sciences
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USD 30.79*
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Ranked #17 of 413 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent display of dinosaurs. Great collection. Very interesting place for kids. Well organized and plan.

2  Thank Adrian C
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

On entering the meseum there is a wow factor. The dinosaur exhibits are incredible. The dinosaurs are the best part of the museum. The rest of the animal exhibits are almost like a filler. It is definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Ria M
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Together with a grandchild of 9 the visit was a real pleasure! The kids expectations were high and according to his evaluation the museum did fullfill!

1  Thank Ragnar Georg S
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

You first know that you've arrived at the Museum of Natural Sciences when you see the two cool graffitied dinosaur skeletons. Like many European cities, graffiti is a cancer that makes everything look like a run down drugs den, the skeleton paintings look cool but predictably, it's heavily 'tagged' and there's litter all over the floor. You go through the gates up the stairs to the car park which goes all the way to the museum doors and a lifesize Iguanadon statue. The statue is a beautiful piece of art and a great welcome to the museum, only the hand was missing and cars and vans park right up to the podium beneath it, which gives it no room to be admired or properly photographed unless you get there when it's less busy.

When you enter the museum you are greeted by a huge imposing whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling, no doubt where the London NHM got it's inspiration. It looks fantastic, and lets you know that if they put what in London is the centrepiece as just decoration for the reception, you are in for a treat.

When you walk into the main dinosaur exhibit room, you have a view of almost everything, whilst this is impressive, it does leave you with no surprises and somewhat reduces the impact of some of the exhibits especially as you are looking down on them instead of looking up.

The main reason to visit the museum and the reason I chose Brussels for my city break this spring was the Bernissart Iguanodons, one of the earliest and most important prehistoric discoveries ever. This exhibit does not disappoint, the nine black mounted skeletons are displayed in the same poses they were in the 1800's. They look incredible and this alone makes the museum worth a visit.

There are many interesting casts of other dinosaurs in the huge room, including a beautifully posed version of 'Stan' the Tyrannosaurus and many child-friendly displays. The museum boasts a great zoology and mineral collection to boot.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

If, like me, you are a fan of dinosaurs and other prehistoric life, you'll have a great time at this museum checking out the many exhibits.

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