Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Local nameMuséum des sciences naturelles de Belgique - Museum voor Natuurwetenschappen van België
LocationBrussels, België - Belgique - Belgien

The Museum of Natural Sciences of Belgium is a museum dedicated to natural history, located in Brussels, Belgium. The museum is a part of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Its most important pieces are 30 fossilised Iguanodon skeletons, which were discovered in 1878 in Bernissart, Belgium. The dinosaur hall of the museum is the world's largest museum hall completely dedicated to dinosaurs. Another famous piece is the Ishango bone, which was discovered in 1960 by Jean de Heinzelin de Braucourt in the Belgian Congo. The museum also houses a research department and a public exhibit department.

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Opening hours

Regular hours:
Tue - Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat & Sun, holidays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

During Belgian school holidays:
Daily: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.


Permanent exhibitions / Perm. + Temporary exhibitions
Adults: €7 / €9.50
Seniors (65+): €6 / €8.50
Children (6-17): €4.50 / €7
Children under 6: free

Free admission on the first Wednesday of the month, from 1 p.m. onwards.

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone +32 2 627 42 11

Address Rue Vautier 29, 1000 City of Brussels, Belgium

Coordinates 50°50'11.567" N 4°22'35.617" E

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