Natural Sciences Museum

Natural Sciences MuseumThe Museum of Natural Sciences founded in March 1846, is located in the Brussels Leopold Park, not far from the European Parliament buildings. The museum has the largest gallery in Europe where dinosaurs fossils, casts or originals are presented. This museum is a real family attraction.

The Museum of Natural Sciences opened in October 2007, the new dinosaur gallery which is is the largest dinosaur hall in the world!

Among the best-known species are included:

  • The world famous Iguanodon skeletons (30 almost complete skeletons) discovered in the coal mine at Bernissart in Belgium at 300 meters deep.
  • A Stegosaurus (late Jurassic period), Tyrannosaurus rex , Diplodocus, etc.
  • And the skeleton of a mammoth found near Lier in Belgium in 1860


Practical Information:

Address & Location:
Rue Vautier 29 – 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 627 42 11or 32 (0)2 627 42 38

Opening hours:
From Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 to 17h.
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 18pm.
School holidays:
Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 18h

Train: Brussels-Luxembourg Station
Metro: Maelbeek / Trône
Bus 34 38 80 95