Discover our
galleries

Our 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 museum.

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Jaguar

Life

This entrance gallery with its sensational decor transports you through a range of landscapes, starting in the depths of the ocean and ending at the top of a mountain, almost as if suspended in mid-air. On the way, you'll meet a wide variety of animal and…
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Trix

Dinosaur Era

No visitor will want to skip this gallery, as it features our most prized asset: Trix the T. rex.
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LiveScience werkstraat

Live Science

With its large windows facing the street, Live Science functions as a shop window for Naturalis. This place is where you will meet our researchers and collection managers, so that you can see and experience what their work is all about.
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Rexperience
Eye to eye with T. rex

66 million years ago, the Earth was populated by awe-inspiring dinosaurs. Imagine that you could travel back to that time and suddenly stand eye to eye with a T. rex

Travel back to the era of dinosaurs

The Rexperience is no ordinary museum exhibit. It's an immersive experience! Step inside our futuristic travel agency and board the space capsule... But be sure to buckle your seatbelt, because you're in for a rocky ride!

Rexperience

Eye of Trix in the Rexperience

Paper
jellyfish

Art by Veronica Hodges

Stunning creatures that are carried along by the ocean’s currents: jellyfish. With her paper versions - a staggering 600 in total - Danish artist Veronica Hodges demands our attention for the vulnerability of the oceans, the source of all life on Earth. The installation will be on show in the Atrium of Naturalis in september.

 

Kwallen
Roze kwal Veronica Hodges

Agenda
daily schedule

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

Agenda

Dinolab in LiveScience

Conferences
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. 

Conferences and events

T. rex Trix
Catering Naturalis