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Open today from 10:00 until 17:00

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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Darwinweg 2
2333 CR Leiden
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071 - 75 19 600

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Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden
Naturalis haar wetenschappelijke collectie bevat miljoenen objecten, een deel hiervan is te bewonderen is het museum
The Naturalis scientific collection includes millions of objects, many of which can be admired at the museum
In Naturalis ontdek je samen de rijkdom van de natuur
At Naturalis, discover everything nature has to offer together

Naturalis Biodiversity Center has been named European Museum of the Year 2021! In this beautiful new museum, you can find out more about everything nature has to offer. Journey through the present and past. Experience the Courtship Gallery. Meet Trix the T-Rex in the dinosaur gallery. Visit LiveScience to see how dinosaur bones are cleaned.

Trix the T-Rex

Have you always wanted to come face to face with a T-Rex? Trix and many other dinosaurs are waiting for you in our dinosaur gallery. Our dinosaur gallery has an extra high ceiling so it can house our 11-meter-tall Camarasaurus.


Meet Trix, the imposing T-Rex! Sixty-six million years ago, the earth was inhabited by dinosaurs. Imagine being able to travel back in time and running into a T-Rex… what would you do? Join in with the Rexperience and enjoy a prehistoric adventure. Track the T-Rex together and meet the real Trix!

The Rexperience is suitable for kids aged 8 and up. A visit to Naturalis is free of charge with a Netherlands Museum Pass. A small surcharge of €2 on your museum ticket gives you full access to the amazing Rexperience.

A wonderful world

The Naturalis in Leiden is the place to be to discover nature as it is, and as it used to be. Naturalis is ready for the future. The Naturalis collections and scientists, along with cutting-edge biodiversity research facilities and a beautifully renovated museum are all housed in a new museum. Immerse yourself in the wonderful natural world.

Book your tickets in advance at, even when bringing your Netherlands Museum Pass. That way, you’ll always be sure of a fun day out!


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