Education programs
from September 2020

From September 1 schools can visit Naturalis again. We developed three special programs (in Dutch), that take the COVID-19 measures into account.

Met de natuur op reis

Alle groepen Zaalprogramma Met de natuur op reis

Welke dieren zijn reiskampioenen? Kunnen planten reizen? Wat kom je tegen als je terug in de tijd reist? Allemaal vragen over natuur op reis. Door de vrolijke introductie heeft iedereen zin om op expeditie te gaan op zoek naar de antwoorden. In groepjes…
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Dier op papier

Groep 7 en 8 Workshop Dier op papier

De opgezette dieren in Naturalis staan voor altijd stil. Ideaal om ze van heel dichtbij te bekijken en te tekenen. Verwonderende opdrachten met echte voorwerpen en een presentatie over dierkunst geven inspiratie om zelf een dier te gaan tekenen. In zaal…
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Alle groepen Online gastles Dinolab

Live meekijken naar het schoonmaken en onderzoeken van net ontdekte Triceratopsbotten. Dat kan met de hele klas, gewoon vanuit school! Via een videoverbinding zitten leerlingen met hun neus op spannende wetenschappelijke ontdekkingen. Ze zien hoe onze dino…
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Regular education programs
primary school

As soon as the COVID-19 measures come to an end, you can book our regular education programs again. Bring nature to life with our special programs for primary schools. An exhibition program consists of an exploration of three or four museum galleries on the basis of research assignments that the pupils carry out autonomously. In a workshop, a single topic is explored in depth in one of our labs. Our educational assistants guide you through the entire program, which includes a visit to one of the galleries. The programs do not include free admittance, nor do they include visits to the Rexperience or the Japanese Theater.


4–6 years old Exhibition program "Expedition"

Which creatures live in the water, on land and in the air? Do they have stripes or spots? What do their babies look like? Use a set of binoculars to discover small animals from the present day or larger ones from ancient times. Are you ready? There's so…
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Animals gone wild

4–6 years old "Animals gone wild" workshop

Spots, stripes or speckles? Large or small, fast or slow? All animals are different, but they also have many things in common. Like a real researcher, learn to discover patterns by looking at real furs, feathers, shells and stuffed animals. Dress up like…
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Lang zal Bonkie leven

6–8 years old "Long live Lumpy" workshop

Help! Look out! Lumpy has only just been born and nature is full of dangers. You'll design and test various solutions to keep Lumpy safe, such as wings, shells, springs or camouflage. Lumpy also wants a family. The museum will show you how animals in…
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Nature talent

8–10 years old "Natural talent" workshop

Have you ever felt an elephant's thick hide, the serrated nose of a swordfish or the soft mane of a lion? Touching is allowed! You'll discover forms in nature and the purposes they serve. What are the different talents of plants and animals? Gather a…
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Traces of the Ice Age

10–12 years old "Traces of the Ice Age" workshop

Is it cold out? Not as cold as it was during the last Ice Age! Which plants and animals were around at that time, and how do we know? Like a real paleontologist, you'll look for evidence. Rummage through a tray of fossil finds and investigate which animal…
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