Opening hours
of the museum

We're open daily from 10 am till 5 pm. In 2024 Naturalis is closed only three days; King's Day, two cleaning days (02-07 & 03-09) and Christmas Day (25 December).

of museum tickets and parking tickets

Aged 4 and older €17
Museum card / ICOM €0
Aged 3 and younger €0
Friends of Naturalis €0
VriendenLoterij VIP CARD €0
With a CJP card €12,75
With a student ID card €12,75
With a Blijdorp membership €12,75
Rexperience ticket €2 (free for Friends of Naturalis and people with a VriendenLoterij VIP CARD)
Parking ticket €7,50 (only available at Naturalis and only valid for our parking lot)

and directions

Naturalis has two entrances. Darwinweg 2 (coming by foot) and Mendelweg 2 (coming by car or bike).

Public transport

We advise you to travel by public transport. Naturalis is easy to reach by train and within walking distance of Leiden Central train station. Exit the station on the LUMC side. The walking route is clearly marked from there. You can also take a bus from Leiden Central train station and get off at the Darwinweg/Naturalis bus stop, right in front of the entrance.


Parking tickets cost €7.50 per day (until 5.30pm) and are only available in Naturalis (and are only valid for our parking lot). It is not possible to pay by the hour. The number of spaces is limited. If the parking lot is full, there are several options in the area, such as parking garage Morspoort (10 minutes walk) and parking garage Ehrenfestweg (15 minutes walk). We can also recommend the parking lot on Haagweg, from there a free city shuttle will take you to Naturalis (and other locations in the city center) for free.
We have four parking spaces for people with disabilities. Charging electric cars is possible via the available charging stations.

and beverages

Come and enjoy the diverse range of our food at our restaurant, café and (roof) terrace.

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facilities and special provisions for disabled visitors

Naturalis is accessible to wheelchairs and compact mobility scooters. Wheelchairs are available. The whole museum is accessible to visitors with disabilities. Naturalis is also a participant of The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, a simple tool that allows you to voluntarily indicate that you have a disability or condition that may not be readily apparent. There are two lifts and all stairs are fitted with handrails and resting areas. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome, pets are not.

Stimuli basket 

A museum visit is full of stimuli, such as sounds, moving images, smells or flashes of light. Everyone can experience stimuli differently. In the museum we have a stimuli basket filled with different items that can help with processing stimuli. In the basket you can find items such as hearing protection, sunglasses, stress balls and fidget toys. If you want to make use of one (or more) of those items, you can ask for the stimuli baskets at the service desk. The basket is for everyone and you can choose yourself what you’d like to borrow. You don’t have to make a reservation. After your visit you hand it in at the service desk. 

Other facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor and ninth floor.
  • Free wheelchairs
  • Free lockers (€0.50 or €1 deposit)
  • Toilet facilities on the ground floor, as well as third, fifth and ninth floor.
  • Four accessible parking spaces. These cannot be reserved. The parking fee is € 7.50. Paying by the hour is not possible.

museum shop

Choose from a wide range of products inspired by the beauty of nature. The Naturalis museum shop offers a unique range of presents and gadgets.

Shop woolly mammoth
Kinderen in museumwinkel Naturalis


All house rules right together

Certain rules apply in our museum.

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Stairwell atrium Naturalis
Trap in atrium Naturalis

and conditions

General terms and conditions apply to a visit to Naturalis.

Take a look at our general terms and conditions