The Institute of Natural sciences …. A fascinating destination for young and old. 

Meet the famous Iguanodons from Bernissart in the Institute of Natural sciences, with the biggest Dinosaur exhibition in Europe, but also be amazed by the giant carnivorous lizards, skimming the oceans, in our room of the Mosasaurs. You can learn all about the history of our Institute and its many important discoveries and expeditions and admire meanwhile some unique collection pieces.

20.10.2023 → 25.08.2024

Do Smilodon, Paraceratherium and Gigantopithecus ring a bell with you? No. Well, they populated our planet after the dinosaurs. The exhibition GIANTS takes you on a journey of discovery back in time, past 11 giant animals that once lived on this globe. The largest land mammal, the colossal shark ever, a monkey the size of three orang-utans, ... The scenography guarantees an emotional face-to-face with the giant animals. GIANTS is a fantastic spectacle that will excite the curiosity of every visitor.

  • 50%* discount on your train journey
  • Children under the age of 12 travel for free (max. 4 children per paying traveller)
  • Round trip on the same day
  • On  weekdays, the outward journey is possible from 9h00 am.
  • More info about the Discovery Ticket
More information:
Address: Vautierstreet, 29 1000 Brussels

Buy your Discovery Ticket in an instant

  1. Buy your e-ticket at
  2. Look for the Discovery Ticket code on your Institute of Natural sciences e-ticket: it is a 16 character code.
  3. Order your Discovery Ticket directly from this page.
  4. Show the pdf of your Discovery Ticket on your smartphone or show a printed version when the train conductor passes by on the train.
  5. Enjoy your journey!

Frequently asked questions

Each owner of an e-ticket for the Institute of Natural sciences will receive a code for the purchase of 1 Discovery Ticket, which allows him or her to travel by train to Brussels-Luxembourg station.
The SNCB discount code is valid for the day of your excursion. Return on the same day.
Yeah, you can.
The Discovery Ticket discount code (16 characters) can be found on the e-ticket issued by the cashier at
Any other questions? Check out the frequently asked questions about the Discovery Ticket.

*Discount only applied to the non-fixed part of the Standard fare. In 2nd class, the fixed amount is € 1,3709, per single journey. In 1st class, it is € 1,7822 (less than 37km) or € 1,9193 (37km - 51km) or € 2,1112 (52km and more) per single journey. The minimum price per single journey is € 2,50 in 2nd and € 3,30 in 1st class.