Institute of Natural Sciences

We are

  • A group of experts, researchers and government advisers supported by a modern research infrastructure
  • The third-largest natural sciences collection in Europe and a major Belgian heritage institution
  • One of the most visited museums in Belgium

In 1846, there weren’t even ten people in the team. Today, we are 400 scientists, administrative staff and technicians working together to bring people closer to nature. But in 175 years, our team hasn't just grown; our profiles, structure and partnerships have also changed radically.