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Visiting Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden

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This popular nature museum is a combination between Zoological Museum Amsterdam and Dutch National Herbaria which presents more than 42 million kinds of plants, animals, fossils, and rocks. The Naturalis Biodiversity Center permanent exhibition will bring new things for you where you can learn about the development of human, earthquakes and the other scientific process.

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Discovering Natural History at Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Discovering Natural History at Naturalis Biodiversity Center

1. Permanent Exhibition

1. Permanent Exhibition

Perhaps see the permanent exhibition is the first thing to do at Naturalis Biodiversity Center. You can start your tour from the Nature Theatre which displays a bird's eye view about nature nowadays, animals and rocks. Then you will see Primeval Parade, the place where the theories of evolution, the history of the earth and the development of human life are explained. Fun ways to discover how nature works are also displayed in this museum.

2. Mammoth Skeleton and Fossils

2. Mammoth Skeleton and Fossils

Standing between the Nature Theatre and Primeval Parade, the woolly mammoth is the most imposing thing to see in this museum. It uses the real mammoth bones and has been acknowledged as the largest mammoth skeleton in the world.

3. T.rex in Town

3. T.rex in Town

T.rex in town is a temporary exhibition in the Naturalis Diversity Center. You will see the skeleton of T.rex is displayed in this museum. Visiting the skeleton can be the best thing to do at Naturalis Diversity Center for children. Today, there is T.rex on Tour where the T-rex Trix always has a tour to entire Europe and it will present in each museum depends on the city that is visited. It is held from September to June. Since the Naturalis Diversity Center will have a new building, T.rex will get its special place inside the new building.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can purchased Naturalis Diversity Center tickets online or offline, at the museum. The tickets prices will be announced again when the museum re-open in 2019.

How To Get Around?

This museum is closed to the Leiden Central Station, then you can take a fun walk to get around the city. City Shuttle us is the best public transportation if you want to visit the other museums as it is free by showing your Naturalis Diversity Center tickets. Using the City Shuttle bus is the best thing to do at Naturalis Biodiversity Center because it is completed with a free phone for calling the bus which is available at the entrance of the museum.

What Should I Wear?

The museum does not require a special dress when you are here. However, wearing clothes depend on the Leiden weather is the best thing to do at Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can visit this museum anytime you want. If you try to avoid the crowds, come on Tuesday and Thursday is the best thing to do at Naturalis Biodiversity Center. In peak season, this museum will be filled by many students, so don't be upset with that.



Will I Need a Guide?

No, you don't need a guide since the Naturalis Biodiversity is easy to find by various means of transportation. Moreover, it is only 15 minutes walk from the historical town center of Leiden and the other museum. You can do all things to do at Naturalis Biodiversity Center on your own.

How To Get There?

Naturalis Biodiversity is easy to reach by public transportation. By train, from the train station in LUMC, walk toward the LUMC hospital and follow the pedestrian signs to Naturalis. By bus, you can stop at LUMC bus station and then take 10 minutes to walk by following the pedestrian signs to Naturalis. If you are planning to visit the museum by car, the best thing to do at Naturalis Biodiversity Center is downloading the car routes of Leiden since it has more than 4 routes to get there.

Additional Info

The Naturalis Biodiversity Center is temporarily closed in 2018 and it will be reopen again in 2019.