Getting here


Institute of Natural Sciences
29 Rue Vautier
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 627 42 11 (Monday to Friday, between 7:30 and 17:00) 

We strongly recommend to use public transport. The parking possibilities are limited in the area of the Museum and our car park is very small and accessible in priority to visitors with reduced mobility (visitors with reduced mobility are asked to contact our Security Service ( at least one day prior to your visit so that we can prepare for your arrival). Take a look at the important information for car and coach drivers below.

Public transport

Find your way to the Museum by public transport (Belgian Rail, STIB/MIVB, TEC and De Lijn) with


Brussels-Luxembourg station is a five-minute walk from the museum (take exit 2). See the “Admissions” section above for details on Discovery Tickets.

Bus 38 or 95 to “Idalie” or “Luxembourg” bus stops which are a five-minute walk from the museum
Bus 34 or 80 to “Museum” bus stop, opposite the museum

Line 1 or 5 to “Maelbeek/Maalbeek” station, a ten-minute walk from the museum
Line 2 or 6 to “Trône/Troon” station, a ten-minute walk from the museum

There are several Villo! bike rental stations near the museum. The nearest, station no. 102, is located just outside the Museum, at the base of the outside staircase, facing 229-233 Chaussée de Wavre.

More information
For more information, please see the following websites:

Cars and tourist coaches

Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Brussels

Since January 1st of 2018, the Brussels-Capital Region has become a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). The regulation affects cars, vans ≤ 3.5 tonnes, and buses and coaches, whether registered in Belgium or abroad. If you are entering the city in a car or van, check here to find out whether you are allowed to drive your vehicle within the LEZ (Belgian number plate) or register your car (foreign number plate). If a vehicule has not been registered in advance, a fine of 150 € can be levied. If you do not meet the conditions, we remind you that there are park-and-ride car parks on the access routes leading into Brussels as well as alternatives to the car. Thank you for taking part in the regional effort aimed at improved air quality!

Partial closing of Wiertz Street

The part of Wiertz Street near the European Parliament is closed for vehicles. As a consequence there is no direct connection anymore between Belliard Street and the museum. You can reach us via Chaussée de Wavre.

Parking lots nearby

  • Parking Forte Dei Marmi: Avenue du Maelbeek 61, 1040 Etterbeek
  • Parking Jourdan: Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Etterbeek
  • Parking Tulipe: Rue de la Tulipe 39a, 1050 Ixelles
  • Parking des 2 Portes (Porte de Namur): Boulevard de Waterloo 2, 1000 Brussels

List of tourist coach parking locations in Brussels