Our collection is divided into the categories botany, geology, vertebrates, invertebrates, entomology, books and type catalogues. Find out which objects we preserve.
The insect collection is the largest collection curated in Naturalis. It contains some 18 million individual specimens.
A number of type catalogues based on the collections of Naturalis Biodiversity Center have been published.
The vertebrate collection of Naturalis is rich in extinct and rare species. Some parts are important historical collections made in the 19th ...
The invertebrate collection comprises 5,800,000 specimens. Amongst the highlights of the collection are shrimps, crabs and lobsters from Southeast Asia ...
The botanical collections of Naturalis consist of the herbaria from Leiden, Utrecht, and Wageningen universities. The focal areas are Southeast Asia, tropical ...
The geological collection of Naturalis consists of 3,200,000 fossils and 800,000 rocks & minerals. The collection has samples from all ...