Our collection highlights online
Marvel at the most iconic pieces in our collection online. From quetzals to acorn barnacles, from Apollo butterflies to the T. rex: our collection managers put the spotlight on the most eye-catching objects.
With a unique combination of knowledge, talents and skills, we operate as a national museum, academic research institute and heritage institution.
National research institute
Naturalis employs 120 scientists in seven different research groups. We are happy to offer young scientific talent the opportunity to further develop ideas in a stimulating, open environment. With 80 PhDs and postdocs, Naturalis contributes to innovating Dutch research at the highest level in the green life sciences.
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7 mei 2021
Naturalis is European Museum of the Year 2021
Naturalis is uitgeroepen tot het beste museum van Europa. The European Museum of the Year Award is de oudste en meest prestigieuze museumprijs in Europa. Wat zijn we trots!
April 14, 2021
The day of the PhD defence: F. Andrés Rivera-Quiroz
Today at 11:15, Andres Rivera-Quiroz will enter the Academy Building to defend his thesis entitled "Integrative taxonomy of araneomorph spiders: Breathing new life into an old science".
April 8, 2021
Kevin Beentjes receives PhD on monitoring biodiversity in freshwater
Kevin Beentjes received his PhD on 8 April for his research on monitoring biodiversity in freshwater at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, where he has been working for ten years now.