Musée des Sciences Naturelles

Price guide: Mid-range

Rue Vautier 29, Brussels, 1000

Price guide: Mid-range

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Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Education, Nature / wildlife

Best for Families - Expert review of Musée des Sciences Naturelles

Stellar natural history museum that’ll appeal to the whole family.

This kid-orientated natural history museum is famous for its collection of Iguanodons skeletons discovered by coal miners at Bernissart (just west of Mons) in 1878. Other highlights include the Whale Hall, Shell Gallery, North Sea Discovery room and an insect gallery. There are several interactive sections including a new paleoLAB (open: sessions held Mon—Sun 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm; admission an extra 2.50 euros), where kids can uncover fossils using tools.

Price advice: 

Adult 7 euros; children aged 6—17 4.50 euros; under 6s free. Free entry is also granted with the Brussels Card — see Brussels insider tips.

Expert tips: 
You can visit the museum for free every first Wednesday of the month from 1pm.

More information on Musée des Sciences Naturelles:

Price guide:
Museum, Zoo / wildlife park / aquarium
Rue Vautier 29, Brussels, 1000
+32 2 627 42 38
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tues—Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat—Sun 10am—6pm, closed Mon, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

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