Are you visiting Brussels and are looking for amazing places to visit and learn about the world? The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science Museum will be a right choice for you and your children!
Check what is on display in the museum right now.
The current exhibitions of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science Museum
The museum a number of permanent exhibitions including a vast Dinosaur exhibition. In fact, because of this exhibition, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science Museum is also widely known as Dinosaurs called like this by the locals.
Another fantastic permanent exhibition of the museum is Gallery of Humankind which will invite you to travel through the years of the evolution of humans. There is also a special and more general exhibition called Gallery of Evolution.
The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science Museum has an outstanding exhibition known as Virtual Insect Hall which has been created in a unique way. The exhibits here are displayed on transparent panels which allow the visitors of the exhibition to see them from the both sides, not only the outer surface of insects.
Another impressive permanent exhibition in the museum is Mineral Hall. If you love shells and sea life, you should also visit the Virtual Shell Hall exhibition.
Other collections to observe in the museum are Mossasaur Hall, 250 Years of Natural Sciences, BiodiverCITY and Living Planet.
The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science Museum is also a place where temporary expositions are rotating. At the moment, the museum is preparing for its new temporary exhibition T. rex which consists of six displays with interactive options dedicated to the T.rex paleobiology. There are also six interactive displays designed for teaching visitors about the tasks performed by palaeontologists.
Note that the museum is also organising various cultural events, activities and workshops earmarked for various age groups.
When is the museum open?
The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science Museum has somewhat different hours of work when it comes to the Belgian school year and the period of holidays in the Belgian schools. Right now, the museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday. During the working week, the working hours of the museum are between 9:30 and 17:00. On weekends, the museum opens at 10:00 and closes at 18:00.
The working days are the same during the holidays, however, during this time the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science Museum has the same working hours for all of the days of the week.
The museum is located at Vautierstreet, 29, 1000 Brussels.