Education plays an important role in promoting and achieving the Naturalis mission to describe, understand and explain biodiversity for human well-being and the survival of earthly nature. Naturalis participates in all (applied) biology university curricula and offers high-quality research-based education with an unique profile based on the inextricable link between our taxonomic expertise, collections and research programs. All research groups participate actively in education by offering academic courses and research projects for bachelor and master students. The following characteristics are central to our education agenda: 1) Professionalism and quality of teachers, facilities and content; 2) Interactive and personal contact; 3) Blended learning; and 4) Open and accessible, incl. Citizen Science.