Leiden: part N — nooks and crannies of science

Museum Boerhaave in Leiden is a museum of history of science. The museum was commissioned over 100 years ago. This history is represented by a variety of artifacts: from the reconstruction of the famous anatomical theater of the local university, various astronomical instruments, old surgical instruments to electromagnets and electron microscopes, and spying insects with built-in microcontrollers.

And finally Naturalis, where I came across an exhibition about organisms that are definitely poisonous. At the start a king cobra (seriously, it is a large animal…), but also a stuffed lori and a castor oil plant (the one with ricin). The coots that swim in the moat surrounding the building with really bald chicks certainly do not realize what’s going on inside.

(August 2018)