Museum of Natural Sciences

(FR) Musée des Sciences Naturelles | (NL) Natuurwetenschappelijk Museum
Covers everything from the tiniest insects to the largest dinosaurs

If you want to explore the city’s rich cultural offerings, then the Museum of Natural Sciences (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences) is a must-visit destination. This museum is home to an impressive collection of natural history exhibits that are sure to captivate visitors of all ages. So, unleash your inner explorer and discover the wonders of the natural world.

Unleash Your Inner Explorer

As soon as you step inside the Museum of Natural Sciences, you’ll be transported to a world of discovery and wonder. The museum’s vast collection of exhibits covers everything from the tiniest insects to the largest dinosaurs. There are over 30 galleries to explore, each one filled with fascinating displays that are sure to leave you in awe.

Museum for natural science

One of the highlights of the museum is the Gallery of Evolution, where you’ll witness the incredible history of life on Earth. This exhibit covers the evolution of life, from the earliest cells to the complex organisms that we know today. You’ll be able to see real fossils, skeletons, and even models of extinct animals that once roamed the Earth.

Another must-see exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences is the Gallery of Humankind. This exhibit explores the history of humans, from our earliest ancestors to modern-day societies. You’ll learn about the different cultures and civilizations that have shaped our world and discover the unique characteristics that make us human.

From Dinos to Diamonds

Finds from Goyet and Trou Magrite in the Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium
Goyet and Trou Magrite by Karmakolle

Whether you’re a fan of dinosaurs, minerals, or just the natural world in general, the Museum of Natural Sciences has something to offer everyone. The museum’s collection of dinosaur fossils is one of the largest in Europe, and you’ll be able to see some of the most iconic specimens up close. From the massive Tyrannosaurus rex to the towering Diplodocus, you’ll be able to marvel at these incredible creatures and learn about their fascinating history.

But it’s not just dinosaurs that make the Museum of Natural Sciences a must-visit destination. The museum is also home to an impressive collection of minerals, gems, and precious stones. You’ll be able to see some of the most beautiful and valuable specimens in the world, including the famous “Hope” diamond.

Museum for natural science

In addition to the exhibits, the Museum also offers a range of educational programs, workshops, and events throughout the year. These programs are designed to engage visitors of all ages and help them learn more about the natural world.

Getting There

The museum is located in the center of Brussels and very easy to get there with public transportation.


29 Rue Vautier
1000 Brussels

Hours and Fees


Tuesday – Friday: 09:30 – 17:00
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00


Mondays, the 25th of December, 1st of January, and 1st of May.


Your admission is free if you have Brussels Card.

Adults € 13
Seniors (65+), Disabled visitors € 10
Students*, children and teenagers aged 4-17 (accompanied by an adult), teachers** (excluding school visits), Friends of the Institute € 5
Children under four, accompanied by at least one paying adult : Free
Brussels Card holder: Free

Entrance to the museum is free for everybody on the first Wednesday of every month, after 13:00


Tours including Museum of Natural Sciences are available.