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Exploring the Wonders of Nature: A Trip to the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels

Are you looking for a captivating adventure that will transport you and your curious young explorer to a world full of fascinating creatures, ancient fossils, and awe-inspiring natural phenomena?

Look no further than the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels! Embark on a memorable journey where learning meets excitement, and imagination takes flight.

In a Nutshell

  • The Brussels City Card gives you access to 49 museums (Natural Sciences Museum included), Atomium and public transport.

Unveiling the Secrets of the Past: Dinosaurs

Stepping into the museum, you’ll be greeted by a treasure trove of wonders from the natural world. Picture your child’s eyes widening with amazement as they come face to face with towering dinosaur skeletons, once mighty rulers of the ancient Earth.

From the long-necked majesty of the Diplodocus to the fearsome teeth of the Tyrannosaurus rex, these prehistoric giants will ignite your child’s imagination and spark their curiosity about life millions of years ago.

A Tapestry of Biodiversity

Venturing further, you’ll encounter an incredible array of life forms that inhabit our planet. Vibrant displays of exotic birds, majestic mammals, and curious insects will transport your child to diverse ecosystems, from the depths of lush rainforests to the vast plains of the savannah.

Prepare to be amazed as your little one discovers the intricacies of animal adaptations, the delicate balance of ecosystems, and the importance of preserving biodiversity for future generations.

Hands-On Exploration and Discovery

The Museum of Natural Sciences offers more than just captivating exhibits; it provides interactive experiences that will truly engage your child’s sense of wonder.

Imagine your budding scientist stepping into the shoes of a paleontologist, digging for fossils in the “Dino Lab” or participating in a hands-on workshop.

These immersive activities will foster their curiosity, encourage critical thinking, and perhaps even ignite a lifelong passion for scientific discovery.

Make sure you have enough time, as the museum is huge!

You can visit the following routes:
A. Evolution, Living Planet, Arkhane
B. BiodiverCITY, Gallery of Humankind
C. Dinosaur Gallery


The Brussels City Card gives you access to 49 museums (Natural Sciences Museum included), Atomium and public transport.

Get the Brussels City Card here

Practical Stuff

  • The Brussels City Card gives you access to 49 museums (Natural Sciences Museum included), Atomium and public transport.
  • You can download an app for the Dinosaur Gallery here
  • Café/restaurant in the museum

Where to Park

  • Parking is available only for people with reduced mobility at the museum
  • Parking on the streets nearby is limited
  • Private parking nearby:
    Parking Jourdan 1
    Avenue du Maelbeek 16, 1040 Etterbeek
  • Another private parking nearby:
    Parking Forte Dei Marmi
    Avenue du Maelbeek 61, 1040 Etterbeek


Just 15 minutes walk from Schuman, Brussels

Museum of Natural Sciences
Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Bruxelles


Park Leopold

Once you’re done exploring the museum, make your way to the playground in Parc Leopold. It’s the ideal spot for kids to have a blast at the sandpit, while parents can unwind and soak up the serene ambiance of the park’s abundant greenery and charming pond. It’s the perfect combination of fun for the little ones and relaxation for the grown-ups.

House of European History

You won’t want to miss out on the House of European History! It’s completely free to enter, and it’s an engaging and interactive journey through Europe’s fascinating history. And here’s something the kids will love – they get to play dress-up as astronauts!

It’s conveniently located in the same park as the Natural Sciences Museum. So after you’re done exploring the museum, you can easily hop over to the House of European History and keep the adventure going. It’s the perfect way to make the most of your day of exploration.

Read more: House of European History


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