Naturalis Biodiversity Center






At Naturalis animals, plants and rocks are collected, conserved and studied. The collection now contains 37 million objects and that makes it one of the largest in the world. And it is still growing each day thanks to the worldwide fieldwork of our researchers and many amateur scientists.


Using the collection, their researchers can carry out groundbreaking work. They do that on-site throughout the world and in our laboratories in Leiden. Thanks to their research, our understanding of how nature works and how we can use it is increasing.


Naturalis passes on its knowledge and expertise to tomorrow’s researchers. This is achieved by giving lectures at, and doing joint research projects with, the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Wageningen University.


In the museum young and old are awed by life on earth. By looking and, most important, doing. A visit to Naturalis gives a unique glimpse into the world of biodiversity!

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If you would like to send a check for the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, please complete this form and make check payable to “The Netherland-America Foundation”. Please mail your check to:

The Netherland-America Foundation
505 8th Avenue, Ste 12A-05
New York, NY 10018


FOR U.S. TAXES The Netherland-America Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible for the purpose of U. S. federal and state taxes, to the extent permitted by federal and state law. CHARITY NAVIGATOR Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, gave the NAF a 4-star rating-their highest-for “its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances, demonstrating to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

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