Musée des Sciences Naturelles

Address: Rue Vautier 29, Brussels, 1000, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 627 42 38

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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 [node:174676].

Expert tips

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

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Education
  • Nature / wildlife