Millions of objects
Our collection is the foundation for studying and understanding biodiversity worldwide. You will be able to view some of it in the new museum.
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.
At Naturalis, marvel is the starting point of learning. Together we discover the richness of nature. There is always more to be enthusiastic about, more to learn and more to explore.
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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