Regular education programs
primary school

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.

Triceratops fossil

12–13 years old "Dino fossils" workshop

In this workshop, you'll put yourselves in the shoes of a paleontologist. You'll investigate real dinosaur bones, eggs, footprints and other traces. By feeling, measuring and putting things together, you'll be able to reconstruct the age of the dinosaurs…
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Animal love

13-15 years old Exhibition program "Animal love"

Frogs that carry their young on their backs, dancing spiders, reproductive organs in all shapes and sizes… When it comes to animal love, variety is the name of the game. Using humor, common sense and the wealth of our collection, you'll discover patterns…
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15-18 years old "Fossils and evolution" workshop 

Build your own lines of evolution and family trees. What can fossils tell you about evolution and the way animals used to live? Compare and contrast real fossils and models of molars, legs and skulls from 50 million years ago up to the present day. How…
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Combined visits
Nature School (classes 1 - 3)

Combine a program at Naturalis with a visit to Noordwijk beach for a complete day out and about! 

The program consists of a part of the day at Naturalis with a program or an independent visit. The other part of the day consists of activities at the Nature School on the beach of Noordwijk. At noon you take a break on the beach in Noordwijk. Classes that are in Naturalis in the morning leave for the beach around noon. Classes that are on the beach in the morning go to Naturalis after lunch. Travel time between Noordwijk and Leiden is approximately 30 minutes. Bookings for this combination program are made through the Nature School.

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Group in the dunes


You can also continue to marvel at nature digitally! The websites are in Dutch.

Would you like to visit the Naturalis dinosaurs digitally? Book an online guest lesson now!
Online guest lesson

Are you looking for more information about the subjects and researchers of Naturalis? Then visit the Natuurwijzer. Also useful for a school presentation!

Want to do your own research on the Naturalis collection? You can do that in the Natuurlab.

Where do the millions of objects at Naturalis come from? Go on an expedition yourself and discover the versatility of our collection.
Expeditie online

Would you like more information about our museum objects? Get more out of your visit to Naturalis with the museum app. Available for Android and iOS.
Naturalis museumapp

Found an animal or plant that you don't know? Find out what it is with ObsIdentify. Your observations contribute to knowledge of nature. They are part of research on these species.

Found something old on the Maasvlakte beach? A bone, molar or prehistoric tool? Have an expert look at it.

Expeditie Online

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