Our collection of 42 million animals, plants, stones and fossils enables scientists to understand nature and biodiversity. Both in size and content it ranks fifth in the world's natural history collections.
Our collection is divided into the categories botany, geology, vertebrates, invertebrates, entomology, books and type catalogues. Find out which objects we preserve.
Currently the Naturalis library at Darwinweg 2 is closed. The library collection is temporarily relocated at a closed storage.
Naturalis has a ...
Digitizing 37 million natural history objects is one of the largest digitization projects in the world.
You are welcome to visit our collections. When requesting professional visits to the Naturalis collections, please use the visitors' form and contact ...