College 2 - Hail the Maastrichtian!

Ever heard of it?

Sunday 8 October | 2.00 - 3.00 p.m. | Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht
Museum lectures for ​​​​​​Slimme Natuurhistorische and Archeologische Pienterlingen, in short S.N.A.P. (Intelligent Natural History and Archaeology Enthusiasts)
Our S.N.A.P. - lectures are specially designed for curious children aged 7 to 11 who are interested in history and nature. Our enthusiastic experts provide interactive and educational sessions. So, what are you waiting for? Enroll today for the S.N.A.P. - lectures! 
Leve het Maastrichtien!

The period in Earth's history between 72 and 66 million years ago is globally referred to as the Maastrichtian. During that time, Tyrannosaurus rex lived in North America, and Mosasaurs and sea turtles swam in a warm sea here. How do we know that? And why is this period named after the city of Maastricht? But also; what traces do we see of it in today's landscape? These questions are answered in a brief overview of the last 175 years, aided by numerous fossils.

Whole lecture series: € 20,–
Individual lectures: € 7,50 per lecture.

Send an email with your name to or call +31 (0)43 350 54 90. Please mention in the email whether you want to participate in all the lectures or if you wish to attend individual lectures.