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Our programs for schools come in two varieties: exhibition programs and workshops.

Exhibition programs:

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. The exhibition program starts with a 15-minute introduction by an educational assistant in the reception area. Staff are on hand in every gallery to answer any questions the pupils have about the learning cabinets.

Workshops:

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.

NB: the programs do not include free admittance, nor do they include visits to the Rexperience or the Japanese Theater.

If you need any advice, please contact us at reserveringen@naturalis.nl

Education programs

Expedition

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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Let's explore!

8–10 years old Exhibition program "Let's explore!"

Look carefully, ask questions, work together, come up with solutions… Become a researcher in Naturalis and explore the dinosaur era, the Ice Age and life in the present day. Discover what a T. rex looked like, how a mammoth behaved and how animals hide…
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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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