Naturalis Biodiversity Center officially opened its doors on Thursday 29 August 2019, together with all important involved relations. The opening contained a special theater performance, in which the architecture of the building with the imposing atrium, the high stairwell, balustrades and platforms formed the backdrop, and with the deployment of nearly 350 talented dancers, musicians and choirs from Leiden and the surrounding area.
Besides the director of Naturalis Edwin van Huis, the speakers were: minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven; Freek Vonk, researcher at Naturalis and well-known TV biologist; scientist Katja Peijnenburg of Naturalis and architect Michiel Riedijk.
On Saturday 31 August, Naturalis also opened its door to the public.
Aronsohn Constructies provided the complete structural design, as well as the specifications and detailed drawings and the calculations of the new Naturalis.
For more information about the construction of Naturalis, click here.
Click here for a sneak peak of the spectacular opening.