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National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)

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Address: Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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+31 71 568 7600
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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T-Rex in town is an entertaining sight, worth the visit

Visited with our little dinosaur enthusiast, who turned out to be a bit young for the animatronic hall. He did enjoy watching the T-Rex and the interactive displays in the next... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with our little dinosaur enthusiast, who turned out to be a bit young for the animatronic hall. He did enjoy watching the T-Rex and the interactive displays in the next hall. Well, and playing with the 'create your own dinosaur world' ofcourse! We enjoyed the visit as well. We spent some good 2 hours and used the hop on... More 

Thank JoranQuinten
Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good collection of all different cultures. Changing exhibitions every couple of months. Nice old building in beautiful park like settings overlooking the canal.

Thank Paulus d
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The naturalis museum in Leiden offers quite the attraction to children. It shows all kinds of animals as well as the bones from dinosaurs and mega mammals. Definitively worth a trip when you are here with the family

Thank francien2015
Den Haag
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very nice museum. My kids love it, specially after they got a T-rex! Super recommend - specially for a day out with with kids.

Thank ASmulders
The Hague, The Netherlands
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151 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I enjoyed meeting Trix - the fossil of a T-Rex. Great displays and the interactive area was a great learning environment. The main museum was closed for renovations during this visit. But we have enjoyed many visits here. Lots of hands on / kid friendly displays.

Thank TPuyleart
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222 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is unique as it has the only and best T-Rex in an extreme realistic manner. The kids have great fun here and they learn a lot of things on the dinosaurs and their lives. Until September 2017 it will take before the new building is open but also now it's good to visit. The T-Rex tour is very... More 

Thank Jopie66
Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am not sure if there is any other T-Rex full size in Europe. Just that is enough to make this attraction in your to do list. The Naturalis museum was closed. Only the T-Rex exhibition was there. Still it was interesting both for me and the kids.

Thank George_Rusev
Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Naturalis has been closed for a while now - it is in the middle of a big refurbishment and expansion. The T-Rex exhibition however is in a building next to it and it is definitely open to the public. The exhibition is outstanding - it does not only show the fossilised scheleton of the T-Rex but also has robotic animated... More 

Thank zepedro99
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Naturalis is closed for renovation but in the meantime they have the T Rex in town exhibition. There is one real almost full skeleton of a T Rex which is amazing to see. They then have large dinosaurs (T Rex, triceratops etc) which are almost full size and are just fantastically real for the kids. It is so well done.... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a very beautifully designed museum with a lot of things to do; we went with a friend of ours who is a biologist, and she loved it too. There is also lots of things to do for children, and the T-Rex is awesome.

Thank Derrick_85

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