13-15 years old: Exhibition program How do you find out?


 What can the Earth teach you about the past, the present and the future? In Naturalis, you'll come face to face with ancient dinosaur and mammoth skeletons, volcanoes and a mine full of minerals. You'll touch lava, crystals and fossils. After exploring the museum and undergoing a personality test, you'll discover your true nature: are you primarily a mineralogist, a volcanologist, a paleontologist or a glaciologist? As a researcher, you'll find that much can be explained and predicted, but there are still many things we don't know yet.

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This program is currently offered only in Dutch. If you are interested in this program, simply book your visit online and fill out the request form (Dutch).

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Everything you need to know
in a row

  • Exhibition program
  • Pre-vocational secondary education Years 2–4, senior general secondary education/pre-university education Years 2 and 3
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Number of pupils: no more than 108
  • Areas: the "The earth", "Dinosaur age" and "Ice age" galleries
  • The school supplies: one supervisor for every 20 pupils
  • Naturalis supplies: two educational assistants
  • Objective: pupils become enthusiastic about all the good and bad things the Earth has to offer
  • Keywords: Earth sciences, mineralogist, volcanologist, paleontologist, glaciologist, dinosaurs, ice age animals, lava, minerals, geology, ice ages, volcanoes

Course of the program
at the museum

The program consists of two parts. The schedule given below is an indication only.

0-20 minutes: reception area
An education assistant will be on hand to welcome the class in the reception area. The reception area offers enough room for multiple classes from different schools. There is an interactive introduction with amazing, materials and quiz questions. Pupils are provided with an explanation of the assignment. An agreement will be made with you about a time and location for the group to meet up after the program has ended.  Pupils will explore the museum in groups of three.

20-90 minutes: gallery Earth, Dinosaur Era, Ice Age, Life, Early humans
Pupils do an assignment in five galleries. They discover what kind of mineral resources can be seen in Naturalis and what they think of it. In a personality test, they discover whether they are more of a mineralogist, volcanologist, paleontologist or glaciologist. They collect the results of the assignment from the question cabinet in the gallery Earth.

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