Permanent Exhibition


Dinosaur Gallery

The largest Dinosaur Gallery in Europe

With a surface area of over 3000 m2 and dozens of specimens, the Dinosaur Gallery is the largest room in Europe entirely devoted to dinosaurs, their discovery, lives and evolution.

Dinosaurs first appeared nearly 230 million years ago, at the end of the Triassic period. During the Jurassic period, they multiplied and diversified, colonizing every continent. They became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago. But did they really disappear? We’re not so sure!

In the gallery you can see how the Olorotitan died, learn how fossils are formed and challenge a virtual Pachycephalosaurus. Listen to the Parasaurolophus’s scream, find out more about cladistics and give each hadrosaurus its own neck frill.

Visit the Dinosaur Gallery with our App sauria or the podcasts Be My Guide (in French or Dutch).

  • All ages
  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Included in the entry ticket
  • Points 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 on the map


Remarkable Elements

The Bernissart Iguanodons

Discovered in 1878, they immediately attracted visitors from all over the world!

Ben the Plateosaurus

Ben the Plateosaurus is a genuine skeleton from Frick, in Switzerland.

Stan the T. rex

The specimen shown in our room is a replica of Stan, the largest and most complete male Tyrannosaurus rex known today

Information direct from the experts

Who is best suited to tell you more about dinosaurs?

Feathered Dinosaurs

Not all dinosaurs are extinct !

Mont-Dieu Meteorite

A fragment of a meteorite was discovered shattered in pieces near the forest of Mont-Dieu in the north of France...

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