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.
- All ages
- Approximately 2 hours
- Included in the entry ticket
- Points 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 on the map
The Bernissart Iguanodons
Ben the Plateosaurus
Stan the T. rex
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More about palaeontology
Scientific research and collections
Ecosystems over time
Research theme: using fossil evidence from the deep past informs on changes in climate and on other physical variables that have triggered biotic events (extinctions, recoveries, radiations...).