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Children's Museum
Rue du Bourgmestre 15
02-640-0107
Weekends; Wednesday, and school holidays 2:30-5:30
Admission charged.
Illexes/Elsene
Exibitions and displays on the changing patterns of children's lives in Belgium and abroad.

Toy Museum
Rue de l"Association/Verenigingsstraat 24 Brussels
02-219-6168
Daily 10-6
Admission charged
Metro: Madou
Historical toys and other aspects of children's lives over years past.

Natural History Museum
29 rue Vautier/Vautierstraat
02-627-4233
Tues-Sat. 9:30-4:45 Sun.: 9:30-6
Admission charged.
Leopold District Railroad Station
Dinosaur skeletons, dioramas of prehistoric life and displays of the natural world are featured.

Museum of Transport
Avenue de Tervuren/Tevurenlaan 364b, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brussels
02-515-3108
First Saturday in April-first Sunday in October weekends and holidays only: 1:30-7
Admission and excursion charge.
Tram 39 or 44 from Metro: Montgomery
Vintage horse drawn and electric trams are on display at this fascinating museum. Featured are historical excursions on various interesting modes of transportation. There is also a book shop.

Walibi
010-414466
April-August daily and weekends in Sept. 10-6
Admission charged.
Exit 6 from E411 Brussels-Namur motorway. By train: Bierges-Walibi station (walk 500 feet to park)
An outstanding amusement park near Brussels. Fun for all ages. Includes the Kangaroo Walibi Boat Trip to the land of Tintin (popular Belgian cartoon character); Lucky Luke City, with a gold mine, saloon, and bank in the style of the Old West; and the terrifying 250 ft. high Skydive ride.

Atomium
Boulevard du Centenaire
02-474-8977
April 1 - August 31 daily 9-8
Sept. 1-March 31 daily 10-6.
Admission charged.
Metro: Heizel/Heysel
Nine giant metal spheres are linked by tubular rods to represent the atomic structure of iron. The Atomium opened in 1958 for the World Expo in Brussels. Inside the topmost sphere is an observation deck that gives a superb circular panorama of the city. Most of the interior is devoted to a self guided display on the Atomium presented via comic strips.

Bruparck
A theme park in Brussels' northern suburbs.
Metro 1A (Heizel/Heyzel)
Among its components are:
Kinepolis
Bruparck
02-474-2600
Daily shows: 258,10:30pm
Admission charged.
Said to be the world's largest cinema complex, Kinepolis has 24 wide screen theaters and an IMAX screen seven stories high. All have a THX sound system. Films are shown in their original language (usually English) with Dutch and French subtitles.

Mini-Europe
Bruparck
02-478-0550
March 25-June 30 and Sept. 1-November 1: 9:30-6 daily.
July 21-August 20 9:30-midmight daily.
July 1-August 31: 9:30-8 daily
November 7-January 7 10-6 daily.
Admission charged.
A miniature world displaying models of major events in the history of Europe. Some are hands-on such as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Visitors can make it happen. There are even scaled down replicas of the Channel Tunnel and the Ariane rocket.

Oceade/Oceadium
Bruparck
02-478-4320
April-June Tues-Thurs. 10- 6 Friday-Sunday 10-10
July and August: daily 10-10
Sept.-March Wed-Fri. 10-6 Sat., Sun. 10-10
Admission charged.
An indoor and outdoor aquatic paradise with giant flumes, wave machine, plastic beaches and palm trees. While in the area, the visitor pretends to be on a two hour Carribean holiday. Even in winter; swimming in a heated pool is offered while snow falls outside the fantasy world. Children seem to love it at any time of the year Adults can also relax in the sauna complex.

The Village
Bruparck
Open daily
Free.
An imitation Flemish style village. There are restaurants, cafés, all of which are convenient to Bruparck's many attractions. there is also a well appointed children's playground and a full program of events for families.

The Planetarium
Avenue de Bouchout/Bouchoutlaan 10
02-478-9526
Call for hours.
Admision charged
Situated just outside the Bruparck.

Exhibitions Park
Place de Belgique/Belgiëplein
02-477-0457
Open daily
Admission charged.
Belgium's main exhibition center where prestige events are held such as the Car Show; Travel Fair; and Ideal Homes Exhibition.


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