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National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)

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Address: Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR, Leiden, The Netherlands
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+31 71 568 7600
10:00 - 17:00
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T-Rex is alive

The exhibition is very interactive and made mainly for children. But also for a adult the tour is very i informative and funny.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wolfratshausen, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Naturalis on Saturday, due to extensive renovations only the T-rex exhibition was open for public. The price was however not changed at approximately 15 euro per person, for only one real skeleton. Does offer some nice quests for children. Wouldn't recommend without children

Thank Eric T
Θεσσαλονίκη, Ελλάδα
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The T-rex skeleton and the fossils are pretty impressive. Glad to see something like this. But for us, a party of two adults, the visit kept 30 minutes... there could be more things to see with a ticket of 13.5 €...

Thank Katerina K
Wolfratshausen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibition is very interactive and made mainly for children. But also for a adult the tour is very i informative and funny.

Thank TomStrelok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with our seven year old who loved the dinosaurs and the varied activities. The whole visit took about one and a half hours which was perfect for his attention span. With our "museum jaarkaart" entry was free. Nice gift shop and very friendly staff.

Thank Daniela B
Kita, Mali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is renovating, won't reopen until late 2018, but for a few more months its prime exhibit, the only T-Rex in Europe, is still on display in the "Pesthuis" location. The exhibit is instructive for adults, but I imagine mainly of interest and enjoyment for children, who can experience being a dinosaur excavator, try to out-run a dinosaur, dance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The tour starts with two rooms with giant moving dinosaurs - quite impressive for children. Then comes the museum's treasure - a real skeleton of a T-Rex in a real scale. The whole interactive part is build on T-Rex and its past life. I would definitely come here again with my kids.

Thank Juliettie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

It was a great experience for my daughters and for us too. They discovered new species being found in this museum collection!

Thank AdrienvanLeipsig
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Since september 2016 Naturalis proudly owns one of the finest T-Rex skeletons in the world and the City of Leiden is proud of it! "T-Rex in town" The visit to the museum isn't cheap (that's why the fout dots instead of five) because the most of it is temporarily closed but what a Dino! I think it's worth the money... More 

Thank Stephan D
Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum to bring your children and get them entertained with all sort of things about animals, science, life and nature. It extends on 3-4 floors. Interactivity is the nicest thing. Interesting for adults too.

Thank Antonio A
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

As the museum is currently being renewed, the current exhibition is rather small. However, the most complete T.rex skeleton in the world (combined with 'living' displays of various dino's) makes up for this. The skeleton is impressive and a real attraction to kids. The interactive dino games and 'fossil' digging are great as well. Be advised that the T.rex will... More 

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