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Welcome to Amuseum Naturalis!


Amuseum Naturalis is a free museum of the nature and heritage of St. Martin. Come share what makes this island so special!

Discover the animals that live in St. Martin and nowhere else in the world, and the traditional building techniques that give local homes their unique charm. Take a botanic walk to learn how native trees have adapted to life on St. Martin, and enjoy three beautiful viewpoints. Find out how African and Amerindian heritage comes together in Caribbean farming and bush medicine traditions. Stop by the microtheater to check out short documentary films and oral histories.

Amuseum Naturalis is located at the historic Old House in French Quarter. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to noon. Admission is free for all visitors. Coloring and other fun activities are available for children. Groups are welcome.

Please get involved! If you are on-island, come volunteer or share your ideas. If you are far away, consider joining Les Fruits de Mer, donating or becoming a Friend of the Amuseum.

 

 

Our Attractions

Exhibits

View our exhibits about local natural and cultural heritage in the main hall!

Theater

Watch original documentaries about St. Martin's nature, culture, and history in the Amuseum Naturalis micro-theater.

Gardens

Enjoy our botanic walk and bush tea garden.

Visit us!

We are open 9am to noon, Tuesday to Saturday. We are on the top of the hill above Le Galion in French Quarter, St. Martin. See you soon!  
 

Latest News

St. Martin Nature Books Available at Amuseum Naturalis

Nature lovers and book lovers have something to celebrate on St. Martin. Ten different books about local wildlife are now available at Amuseum Naturalis, including eight in English and two in French. All of the books are full of vivid color images and great stories about the island’s unique nature. They are published by the […]

Nature Panels

Want more local education in your school? Get in touch to find out how you can get panel reprints from Amuseum Naturalis on many different local topics. Panels are 120cm by 80cm and can be printed on a variety of materials for indoor or outdoor use. Plants: Animals: Ecology:

Heritage Panels

Want more local education in your school? Get in touch to find out how you can get panel reprints from Amuseum Naturalis on many different local topics. Panels are 120cm by 80cm and can be printed on a variety of materials for indoor or outdoor use. Food Traditions: Healing Traditions: Nature and Culture: Personal Histories: […]

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Schedule a Group Visit!

Use this form to tell us about your group so we can set up a private visit for your group, or email info@lesfruitsdemer.org!

Upcoming Events

  • Endemic Animal Festival April 26, 2020 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • école Clair Saint Maximin * May 14, 2020 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • école Clair Saint Maximin * May 15, 2020 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • International Museum Day May 18, 2020
  • école Clair Saint Maximin * May 18, 2020 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • école Clair Saint Maximin * May 19, 2020 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Migratory Bird Festival November 7, 2020 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm