All groups: Self-guided visit with scavenger hunt

Kids in gallery Life

Explore, look closely and seek out answers to questions from our researchers. There are nine different scavenger hunt cards with assignments on them; these tasks can be physical or mental. Discover everything there is to know about long-necks, show-offs, beautiful beasts and many more astounding, awesome and amusing groups in our museum. We promise you’ve never looked at nature this way before!

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If you are interested in a self-guided visit, simply book your visit online and fill out the request form (Dutch). 

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Everything you need to know
in a row

  • Type: self-guided visit, scavenger hunt cards are handed out at the service desk
  • Level: all groups
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Number of pupils: no minimum number, also suitable for large groups (maximum no. of pupils to be determined for each visit based on availability)
  • Supervisors provided by the school:
    Groups 1 & 2: at least 1 supervisor per 5 pupils
    Groups 3 through 8: at least 1 supervisor per 10 pupils
  • No supervisors provided by Naturalis.
  • Areas: galleries Life, Earth, Dino Era, Ice Age, Death and Seduction
  • Main objective: to help pupils explore the Naturalis galleries in a fun, playful way. They are active and creative and find links between form and function across time.
  • Keywords: living and non-living nature, form and function, inquisitive learning, fun

Course of the program
at the museum

0-5 minutes: introduction
The teacher will be given all scavenger hunt cards at the Service Desk and will hand these out to the small groups. Every group will have multiple sheets. Set a time with the groups for everyone to meet up back in the Atrium or outside. Give a brief explanation and start the hunt!

5-85 minutes: in the museum
Pupils explore the museum in small groups based on the scavenger hunt cards.

85-90 minutes: meet at the agreed location
Pupils gather at the agreed-upon location. The scavenger hunt cards can be collected and discussed with the class later. There are suggestions for at home and in the classroom on the back.

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Information about practical matters such as parking, lockers and house rules.

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Youngsters in the museum