National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis), Leiden

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Explore the extensive collection at National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis), a family-friendly institution with lots to offer visitors of all ages. Examine insects, fossils, rocks and minerals, gemstones, and much more in the collection of about 37 million specimens. Detailed explanations accompany each exhibit, but opt for hiring a tour guide if you really want to get the full experience. Children will enjoy up-close demonstrations about science and nature, as well as interactive displays. Before you leave, check out the workshops, where you can participate in hands-on learning. Plan my Leiden trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Our kids of 5, 7 and 10 loved it and also we have learned what. Very welcoming and helpful staff!
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  • Really nice interactive exhibition in the Pest House for large and (very) small. Unfortunately, very expensive, I always find very sorry of museums in the Netherlands, but it was well worth it because it really is aimed at children and also for adults fun. Live animals and explanation of all kinds of animals and plants for the older children. Also a quiz a few times on the day. In the lunch room a large children's play table with all kinds of animals for children to play with, nice done!
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  • We had missed that Naturalis to growing and the museum is limited to the exhibition Gif. Own fault, of course, but a sharp disappointment for our seven year old who for t-rex came. The gif exhibition we found fun but very limited. With museum card holders we came "free" inside but for the entrance fee to the exhibition I found small. In an hour we were through it.
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