We are Naturalis Biodiversity Center.
Fascination for biodiversity, that's our foundation. In our award-winning museum (European Museum of the Year 2021) we show the beauty of nature.Through our impressive collection, knowledge and data, we record all life on Earth. This is important, as our future depends on biodiversity. Everything in nature is connected, and balance is vitally important for its continued existence. We research nature in order to preserve biodiversity. This is how we contribute to solutions for major, global issues involving climate, living environment, food supply and medicine.
With a unique combination of knowledge, talents and skills we realize our various functions as a national museum, academic research institute and cultural heritage institution.
National research institute
Naturalis employs 120 scientists in seven different research groups. We are happy to offer young scientific talent the opportunity to further develop ideas in a stimulating, open environment. With 80 PhDs and postdocs, Naturalis contributes to innovating Dutch research at the highest level in the green life sciences.