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. A visit to National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Leiden trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • At the end of the week was opened up in the evening for autism Naturalis people with autism. Everyone could at ease the exhibition and the T-rex. And we also got a free drink! Very knowledgeable staff laid everything out. Highly recommended; We have enjoyed it!
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  • City trip Lead planned with visit to Naturalis, revealed this to be closed due to renovation except the T-rex exhibition. What to see there was, of course, was crazy but we were sorely disappointed that we no longer got to see.
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  • Naturalis is closed for renovation but in the meantime they have the T Rex in town exhibition. There is one real almost full skeleton of a T Rex which is amazing to see. They then have large dinosaurs...  more »