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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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Trix is a must see if you are in town

A very well organised and structured display with "Trix" the T-Rex skeleton being the obvious highlight. Plenty of interactive areas to keep younger ones interested, and overall a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alan M

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well organised and structured display with "Trix" the T-Rex skeleton being the obvious highlight. Plenty of interactive areas to keep younger ones interested, and overall a fine exhibit. Entry fee is moderate, but you can certainly appreciate that this is not a cheap venture.

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From plants to dinosaurs, let the children draw, experiment, listen and see for themselves, beautiful museum, also gems, great shop and coffeecorner

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Θεσσαλονίκη, Ελλάδα
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 €...

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Wolfratshausen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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.

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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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

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