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Naturalis Biodiversity Center

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Interesting exhibition

There was an interesting snake exhibition going on the moment I visited this museum. I had seen... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SolidRocks
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Ghent, Belgium
Top museum, not to be missed

Great with or without kids, fantastic collection and modern presentation. Lots of new information... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
werdlerswereld
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Closed for reconstruction until mid 2019 - Naturalis is the national research institute for biodiversity. While our new building is being constructed, our scientists continue to dedicate themselves to describing, understanding and preserving...more
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Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There was an interesting snake exhibition going on the moment I visited this museum. I had seen this exhibition in Brussels as well and it was interesting to compare. The snakes seemed to be more active than in Brussels. Entrance fee is a bit high.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SolidRocks
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Great with or without kids, fantastic collection and modern presentation. Lots of new information presented in a very agreeable manner

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank werdlerswereld
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The majority of the museum on our visit was closed, the very unhelpful male staff said we could see a small exhibition on poisonous snakes but still wanted to charge the full entrance for only this small part, I think we were being mislead.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 788robk
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Naturalis Museum is closed. Instead of the big collections you can visit a little temporary exposition about poisonous animals and plants: you can find some glass cases with snakes, spiders, tarantulas and other reptiles and amphibious. The entrance ticket is 12,00€, too much for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Stefano S
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Due to a renovation the exhibition is tiny. Not worth the entrance fee at all. No dinosaurs. Just a couple a rooms with snakes, spiders and other venomous stuff. Leave well alone until the new building is completed. Restaurant is also very poorly stocked, it's...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank WouterBK
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The main Natural History exposition is closed until 2018 due to renovations and expansions of the museum.However a small expo on poison in the natural world can be seen during the closure of the main building.Dr Freek Vonk; a biologist and television presenter has composed...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank bas k
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I expected a science museum and got some entertainment park crowded with screaming children. Not enough air and very loud. Hardly worth a visit if you're looking to learn something.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank studiobleu
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We visited last week this exposition in Naturalis, which is under renovation for the coming years and enjoyed the exposition in a part of the museum, and enjoyed the quality of photo's we saw and the way they were presented to us.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank epd6
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The exhibitions, the computers, the looks of the models, everything feels prehistoric . A bunch of stuff is aimed at children but quite boring for them and for adults the place lacks good interesting exhibitions.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 100markv
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Japanese Exhibition was excellent, flashy and alluring! my daughter enjoyed the wonderful mix of fashion, anime and manga! You felt immersed in Japan from the moment you walked in . The rest of the museum was wonderful but at times the exhibits were a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Maire G
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