Mandatory tickets
with start time

Order your tickets online

Naturalis is now open. Of course, the safety of our visitors and employees comes first. To ensure that everyone can stay 1,5 meters apart, we are welcoming our visitors at different times spread throughout the day. We are also limiting the total of number of visitors per day. It is therefore necessary to order a ticket with start time in advance. Your museum visit will start within the half-hour time slot indicated on your booking. The end time of your visit is up to you.


Bizon in gallery Life
Kids in the gallery Seduction

Temporary restrictions
and closures

Modified visitor rules

Unfortunately, the Early Humans gallery is temporarily closed. Due to the limited accessibility of the elevators and the modified routing during this period, it is not possible to take strollers or baby buggies inside. The elevator is only accessible for visitors with a disability. 

House rules

Homo erectus in the gallery Early Humans
Glaskroon Naturalis

through the museum

Through the museum

During this period we are using the doors on Darwinweg (the train station side) as an entrance. The doors on the Mendelweg (the parking side) are being used as an exit. To stay 1,5 meters apart from other visitors, please follow the designated route through the museum and the one-way routes in the galleries. Routes are indicated by yellow signage and our visitor guides will be happy to help you.

A peacock in the gallery Death


Plenty to see and do

Although some rooms and exhibit areas are closed, there’s still plenty to see and do at Naturalis. For example, take the expedition map and go on a trip through nature. You can pick up a free copy at the entrance. Check out Let's Go Micro! in the LiveScience gallery to see what our employees use microscopes for. During the Cracking a Geode demonstration, you’ll learn how to find amethyst crystals in a Brazilian mine.


Boy in the treasure trove in the gallery Earth

asked questions

Answers to your questions

Do I have to wear a mask during my visit to Naturalis? A mask is not mandatory. We advise you to bring masks for the places in the museum where it is more difficult to keep 1.5 meters away. Do you have any other questions about your visit to Naturalis during the coronavirus crisis? We are happy to help you.

Frequently asked questions

Elephant in gallery Life
Familie bij reuzenhert in de zaal De ijstijd