Giants from the past "brought back to life" at Brussels expo
May 29th, 2017. \\ Culture.

It’s the “must see” summer exhibition in Belgium - and one for old and young alike.

Yes, the biggest dino expo ever has now opened in Brussels.

Over 60 lifelike, animated dinosaurs have invaded Palais 2 at Heysel for “Expo Dino World.”

Since May 20, the gigantic doors of what is thought to be the largest dino expo ever have been opened to the public.

This new blockbuster exhibition is just about twice the size of the 2013 edition and takes you 65 million years back into time, to a world where the most incredible creatures ever roamed across the planet.

You can take a leap back into time to a world lost from our history. You will very likely feel very small in the presence of these giants and will be overwhelmed by the size and the roars of the Triceratops, the Brachiosaurus and the renowned Tyrannosaurus.

Visitors also get the chance to discover the sheer size of the Pteranodon and compare their footprint to that of a young Diplodocus.

While adults are obviously very welcome, the exhibition was designed for children and tells them the story of the origin and the development of life on earth.

With an audio guide at hand - and following an interactive trail - the mystery of the emergence and the disappearance of the great Saurusses on our planet reveals itself. Thanks to replicas of fossils visitors will learn how scientists were able to unearth and conserve traces of dinosaurs.

At the end of the 19th century, at a depth of 322 metres in the mines of Bernissart, 30 pretty much intact skeletons of iguanodons were discovered. To tell this story, MB Presents has worked together with the Museum of Natural History.

Did they walk on two or four legs? Were they all a part of the same species? Where did they live? How did they die?

After a visit to the virtual iguanodons at the exhibition you will know the answers to all these questions. All that’s left to do is visit the museum afterwards to become a “true expert.”

Worldwide, over 4 million visitors have discovered this exhibition in over 20 countries and a show spokesman said, “This summer, Brussels is proud to host it at Palais 2.”

Tickets are on sale at

Practical info:

From 20 May at Palais 2, Brussels Expo

Info & tickets:

Group info:

Ticket prices:

Adults: €15; children (3-18): €12; Family pass: €48 (Max 4 persons, 2 adults/2 kids or 1 adult/3 kids); Family pass: €65 (Max 6 persons, 2 adults/4 kids or 1 adult/5 kids).

The exhibition is easily accessible for people with reduced mobility. From 24 June to September 3 the expo will be open daily from 10am to 6pm (last entry is 5pm). From May 20 to June 23 it is open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and all holidays.


Martin Banks is a highly experienced accredited journalist with many years experience of working with the EU institutions. He is an occasional contributor to EU today, writing on a wide variety of issues.

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