Atomium Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Avenue de l'Atomium, Brussels, Belgium 1020| Map |
Not intended to exist beyond the 1958 World Fair of Brussels (commonly called Expo 58), the completely steel-clad Atomium served as the main pavilion during the event, but its popularity soon made it a key landmark in Belgium. During the World Fair, the Atomium symbolized the desire for peace among all nations and was an optimistic vision of the future of a super-technological world for a better life for mankind. The Atomium's unique structure and scenic location have made it a popular tourist attraction ever since. At 335-feet tall (102 meters) and with its nine interconnected spheres, the Atomium represents an elementary iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times. Its location on a naturally elevated plateau on the outskirts of town makes the Atomium the only place to have a true 360-degree panoramic view of the 19 municipalities of Brussels. The permanent exhibit -- The Atomium: From Symbol to Icon -- provides visitors with the attraction's history using archived documents, photographs, souvenirs and videos from the era as well as numerous models. Guided tours of the Atomium are also available, but require advance registration. Fun things to do with kids include exploring the spheres and exhibits as well as taking in panoramic views of Brussels. Dining options include snacks and gourmet Belgian fare. The Atomium is a unique attraction worth visiting with kids while on a family vacation in Brussels, Belgium.
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- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
After exploring the spheres and exhibits, kids may find a suitable souvenir at Shop Atomium, the on-site gift shop for the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium.
Address: Avenue de l'Atomium, Brussels, Belgium 1020| Map
Phone: +32 2 475 47 75
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Price: Adults (19+): 11 EUR; Children (12-18): 8 EUR; Children (6-11): 6 EUR; Children under 6: free; Seniors (65+): 8 EUR