Museum of Natural History

De Bosquetplein 7, www.nhmmaastricht.nl
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The collection of Maastricht Museum of Natural History consists of an estimated 550,000 objects, devoted to the geology, paleontology, and flora and fauna of southern Limburg. During the Art Appetizer, kids - young and old, can search for underground treasure, discover how bats and butterflies are the real party animals at night, and experience how curators bring the stories of fossils to life. 

Getting bored isn't an option at the Museum of Natural History, because every half hour there is something special to do. Find more details below.

Exhibition: 'Schatgraven'

What can you find in the soil and what do these findings tell us about ancient times? The (children's) exhibition 'Schatgraven' puts the spotlight on stones, minerals, fossils and other archaeological finds, including remains of extinct animals such as dinosaurs, the mammoth and the woolly ... Read more »

19:00 - 23:00

Museum of Natural History

Bats

Bats are the nocturnal animals par excellence. They are also present in the center of Maastricht. Ger Beckers will make sure you are able to see and hear in the museum garden, when they hunt above the Jeker. If it is too cold, Ger can be found in the Broun Museum where he will provide you with all ... Read more »

19:00 - 23:00

Museum Garden

Workshop: Searching for Dinosaur bones!

Suitable for ages 3 to 12 > Always wanted to search for underground treasures? Dinosaur bones and fossils? This is your chance! Discover fossils like a real researcher! During this workshop, you are able to search yourself, with the help of the microscope, for fossils. What will you discover during ... Read more »

19:00 - 21:00

Museum of Natural History

Butterflies of the Night

Most moths are active at night. The best way to see them is to attract them with light. In the Museum garden of Museum of Natural History, Paul Vossen is standing with an illuminated sheet to see which moths are still active during autumn. At the same time, biologist Paul Beuk monitors which other ... Read more »

19:00 - 23:00

Museum of Natural History - Museum Garden

Talk: How fossils from Maastricht travel the world

At 19:30, 20:30, 21:30 and 22:30 > ​​​​​​​Join this rather unique and exciting lecture about (controversial) fossil findings of recent times. During this talk you are able to learn more about unique Cretaceous fossils from the Maastricht area. Information which can hardly ever be ... Read more »

19:30 - 20:00

Museum of Natural History - Auditorium

Talk: How does that feel - To find a mosasaur?

At 20:00 & 22:00 > Fossil collector Lars Barten was 14 years old when he found part of the skeleton of a mosasaur in the former ENCI quarry. He is now studying biology at Radboud University in Nijmegen. How did this amazing discovery feel then and what happened in April 2016? Listen to his story ... Read more »

20:00 - 20:30

Museum of Natural History: Auditorium

Talk: How fossils of Maastricht travel the world

At 19:30, 20:30, 21:30 and 22:30  > ​​​​​​​Join this rather unique and exciting lecture about (controversial) fossil findings of recent times. During this talk you are able to learn more about unique Cretaceous fossils from the Maastricht area. Information which can hardly ever be ... Read more »

20:30 - 21:00

Museum of Natural History - Auditorium

Workshop: Create your own ‘vintage’ poster

Every half hour as of 21:00 > Work together with artist Dagmar Boijens, learn more about the 'dot work' technique and create your own poster, inspired by old 'vintage' illustrations. With this technique you can create shadows and depth through the amount of dots. Teacher Dagmar Boijens will provide ... Read more »

21:00 - 23:00

Museum of Natural History - Education room

Student stories, a Teaser for Ber's BFF!

Come listen, watch and experience the Student Stories. Discover the stories and videos based on 1 year of hard work from the students of MAMDT on the museum's new and exciting scavenger hunt: Ber's BFF. To be discovered next year in the Museum of Natural History but 'up for a taste' during the Art ... Read more »

21:30 - 23:00

Museum of Natural History

Talk: How fossils of Maastricht travel the world

At 19:30, 20:30, 21:30 and 22:30  > ​​​​​​​Join this rather unique and exciting lecture about (controversial) fossil findings of recent times. During this talk you are able to learn more about unique Cretaceous fossils from the Maastricht area. Information which can hardly ever be ... Read more »

21:30 - 22:00

Museum of Natural History - Auditorium

Talk: How does that feel - To find a mosasaur?

At 20:00 & 22:00 > Fossil collector Lars Barten was 14 years old when he found part of the skeleton of a mosasaur in the former ENCI quarry. He is now studying biology at Radboud University in Nijmegen. How did this amazing discovery feel then and what happened in April 2016? Listen to his story ... Read more »

22:00 - 22:30

Museum of Natural History: Auditorium

Talk: How fossils of Maastricht travel the world

At 19:30, 20:30, 21:30 and 22:30  > ​​​​​​​Join this rather unique and exciting lecture about (controversial) fossil findings of recent times. During this talk you are able to learn more about unique Cretaceous fossils from the Maastricht area. Information which can hardly ever be ... Read more »

22:30 - 23:00

Museum of Natural History - Auditorium

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