Museum of Natural History

De Bosquetplein 7, www.nhmmaastricht.nl
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During Museumnacht Maastricht, kids - young and old - can search for underground treasures, discover how bats and moths are the real party animals at night, and listen to how curators bring the stories of fossils to life. 

Admire also the collection of Maastricht Museum of Natural History, which consists of an estimated 550,000 objects, devoted to the geology, paleontology, and flora and fauna of southern Limburg. More details about the programme will be available soon.  

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Exhibition Over Nachten

During Museumnacht Maastricht, you can explore the exciting exhibition 'Over Nachten' (6+). Get to know all kinds of nocturnal animals up close. You will learn more about the sounds they make, how they live and when they are active at night. By means of games and other activities such as a radio ... Read more »

19:00 - 01:00

Museum of Natural History

Participatory Museum

Students of Communication & Multimedia Design, Zuyd Hogeschool were asked the question “How can we improve the appearance and experience of the Museum of Natural History in such a way it engages better with a younger audience (10 – 25 yrs.)?” This evening the students will present their ... Read more »

19:30 - 23:30

Museum of Natural History: 2nd floor, Biology room

Party Animals Not So Silent Disco

At 19:00, 21:15 & 23:15 (75 minutes) > For all those party animals who have been missing out the past two years: the Museum of Natural History is transforming the auditorium into a Not So Silent Disco this year! Enjoy dancing while you are surrounded by beautiful images of nature and nocturnal ... Read more »

19:00 - 00:15

Museum of Natural History: Auditorium

Nocturnal animals in the garden

Do you want to feel what it's like when an owl sits on your hand? Now is your chance! Falconer Dominique Willems will bring several owls to the museum on Friday 8 April 2022. Watch how these beautiful birds fligh free in the museum garden. A few lucky visitors can even hold a owl themselves! In ... Read more »

19:00 - 00:00

Museum of Natural History: garden

Wonder Quiz

Throughout the museum you can find suitcases with a wonderful content: the wonder chests. Scan the QR code with your phone and answer the quiz questions. Are you the wise owl of your group of friends? This is your chance to impress them with all your ... Read more »

19:00 - 00:00

Museum of Natural History: throughout the museum

Smile for the Camera

Take a seat on the luxurious chair that is waiting for you, and say Cheese! while take a cool 'Selfie & the Beast' with one of the amazing animals from their collection. A tangible, long-lasting proof that you were absolutely not dreaming of being at the Museum of Natural History during Museumnacht ... Read more »

19:00 - 01:00

Museum of Natural History: Living room

Moths

Wanna look at moths up close? Head over to the education room, where microscopes are waiting for you! When you're done watching, you can get started making your own luminous butterflies. All materials are ready and available for you. The  only thing you need to do is decide which colour glow stick ... Read more »

20:00 - 00:00

Museum of Natural History: Education room

LIGHT-SHY

Also at 22.30 > Paleontologist John Jagt puts the spotlight on long-extinct animals (particularly from the Cretaceous of Maastricht) that liked, and purposefully, sought out the "night" (dark environments of any kind) during their life cycle. Admire beautiful pictures of animals and their connection ... Read more »

20:30 - 21:00

Museum of Natural History: Auditorium

A Tour in the Dark

Also at 23:15 > Exciting times as all the lights in the Geology Room go out for one hour! Walk into the dark with the guidance of only a small flashlight. Here and there you will stop and look up close at fossils of animals and plants from a distant past. How did they live, were they light-shy or ... Read more »

21:15 - 22:15

Museum of Natural History: start hallway - Geology Room (groundfloor)

LIGHT-SHY

Also at 20.30 > Paleontologist John Jagt puts the spotlight on long-extinct animals (particularly from the Cretaceous of Maastricht) that liked, and purposefully, sought out the "night" (dark environments of any kind) during their life cycle. Admire beautiful pictures of animals and their connection ... Read more »

22:30 - 23:00

Museum of Natural History: Auditorium

A Tour in the Dark

Also at 21:15 > Exciting times as all the lights in the Geology Room go out for one hour! Walk into the dark with the guidance of only a small flashlight. Here and there you will stop and look up close at fossils of animals and plants from a distant past. How did they live, were they light-shy or ... Read more »

23:15 - 00:15

Museum of Natural History: start hallway - Geology Room (groundfloor)

Food truck Zwamburg

You can enjoy a delicious sustainably snack at Food truck Zwamburg. They offer a tastful and extensive range during Museumnacht Maastricht. You can choose vegan swamp balls with sauce or one of the non-vegan snacks such as a Mushroom & Beefburger. And well, don't we all just love a portion of luxury ... Read more »

19:00 - 00:00

Museum of Natural History: Outside

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