Discover our
new galleries

Our new museum is a combined experience of seeing and doing. All ages will experience the beauty and richness of nature in eight impressive galleries. The stories in our museum are told using outstanding pieces in our collection of 42 million plants, animals, fossils and rocks. In the museum you can ask our scientists questions, have your own nature find examined and watch a specimen preparation in person. We can't wait to show you every inch of our new museum.

Learn more about our new galleries

Vulkaan Hawaii


The Earth gallery is an ode to our planet's enormous powers: not just of creation and life-giving, but also of destruction. This place is where you'll travel to sites where you can see and even feel these powers.
Read more

Dinosaur Era

No visitor will want to skip this gallery, as it features our most prized asset: Trix the T. rex.
Read more
Dood gang


Quite literally, death leads to rebirth. As nature's circle of life treats both equally, it's no wonder that a museum about every aspect of life should devote a gallery to death.
Read more

daily schedule

At Naturalis, not a day goes by without extra activities. We'll see you there!


Het dinolab

to all your nature-related questions

Have you found or seen something in nature, and you'd like to know what it is? Or do you have a nature-related question for which you can't seem to find an answer? Send it to

Nature on consultation

We are happy to help you find the answer to "What is this?"-questions. Attend the consult in our Live Science hall, every other wednesday (accessible free of charge).

Read more

Stel je vraag

and events

Business meetings surrounded by biodiversity

The new Naturalis is an inspiring place for businesses, too. Our packages offer you an out-of-the-ordinary experience in unique surroundings. A dinner in the Atrium under the 40-meter high ‘glass crown’, for example. Or a conference in our oak-paneled Auditorium with its perfect acoustics. Discover the unique options that we offer. Interested in finding out the possibilities now? Please contact Sales & Reservations: or +31 (0)71 - 75 19 600.

Conferences and events

T. rex Trix
Catering Naturalis