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Frisian Museum of Natural History

View the treasures that Captain Severein collected on his travels around the world. Feel like Tom Thumb next to the massive jaws of the blue whale. And see how the taxidermist works on a long-eared owl or kestrel in the open studio. For the little ones there is the dragon named Li-ming, who lives in the attic of the museum. At Darwin’s attic visitors meet with the theory of evolution. Darwin is central, but also his predecessors and the dangers to a broad interpretation of the theory are discussed. And how will the evolution continue in the future? 

Will you join us for a dive?
The UnderWaterSafari (for ages 4+) i…

View the treasures that Captain Severein collected on his travels around the world. Feel like Tom Thumb next to the massive jaws of the blue whale. And see how the taxidermist works on a long-eared owl or kestrel in the open studio. For the little ones there is the dragon named Li-ming, who lives in the attic of the museum. At Darwin’s attic visitors meet with the theory of evolution. Darwin is central, but also his predecessors and the dangers to a broad interpretation of the theory are discussed. And how will the evolution continue in the future? 

Will you join us for a dive?
The UnderWaterSafari (for ages 4+) is a spectacular tour of the underwater world of the Netherlands. You can take a tour of the bottom of a ditch and lake and the Wadden Sea in a special vehicle. Drift along with the current and search for the Big Five: the seal, porpoise, catfish, otter and beaver.

The Natuurmuseum Fryslân has been awarded the title of the “Best Kid-proof Museum in Friesland” by the Museum Inspectors.

Opening times

  • Every monday closed
  • Every tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every wednesday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every thursday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every friday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every saturday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Note: opening times may be different during public holidays
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 17:00 pm. During official school holidays, the museum is open every day of the week. Closed on: January 1st, April 27th, May 5th, December 25th.

Prices

  • Adults€13.00 (exclusive UnderWaterSafari)
  • Children€10.00 (exclusive UnderWaterSafari)
  • Seniors€11.00 (exclusive UnderWaterSafari)
  • Payment options: Cash, PIN, VVV Cadeaubon

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