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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 Exhibit was Excellent

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... read more

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 50 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
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

From the moment that my son and I saw that Naturalis has a full T Rex skeleton, I knew that he would not rest before seeing it with his own eyes. I mean, he is five after all. We bought the tickets online, we made sure we were in time and we just went with the ride. It's a great... More 

Thank Luyssaert
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

It's a nice museum but it's getting renovated at the moment so half of it's closed at the moment. The dinosaur exhibition is great fun for the kids but it's only about an hour or so. Maybe best wait till it's renovated.

Thank fimiguma
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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Reviewed 26 January 2017

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

Thank seaviewharris

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