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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  • T-Rex visited, pretty instructive dino exhibition. At the Naturalis museum were growing work, so the exhibition is in the building next to it. Nice compact in any case. What great fun to visit with kids. People that go see and experience because it's so educational.
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  • By a major remodeling, there is only one very small piece to visiting the museum. More than just the bones of the T-Rex and what robo Dino's is there currently unfortunately not to see. Nice to see once, but not really worth it to go for separately.
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  • What we wanted to see the T-Rex Trix. Our children of five and three were full of enthusiasm. We reserved access in the afternoon. Our plans were confused by bad weather kicked in and we arrived almost three hours early. Because it was not too busy, could be rebooked our tickets fortunately without problems. Nice to know that you can. In the first two exhibition rooms are life-size animatronic dinosaurs. There are our children seem to be terrified, the youngest started crying. By the consternation we don't really have on our convenience can enjoy Trix in the next room. Despite that it's not really pressure was, was there for our kids (more general, for small children) not really a spot at the experiments in these rooms. Nice found the children it itself digging up fossils in the sandbox. The staff of the Dinolab, where experts dino fossils preparation, were unfortunately not in place when we walked along. A real disappointment was the restaurant. Unsociable, expensive and limited choice. All in all our experience. But let that not stop you! We also like to go back one more time as the conversion is finished and Trix, a fixed spot. By that time even though the children are a bit older.
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