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Natural History Museum of Latvia

Come and see nature in the very heart of the city! The Natural History Museum of Latvia is a genuine oasis of nature in the middle of civilisation - in the centre of Riga.

There is enough in the museum to see, study and learn for days without end, because one tour will only cover but a part of what there is in the museum. Human evolution, mounted animals and birds from all over the world, collections of insects, plants and minerals, a journey into the history of Earth, recreation of volcanic eruption, studies of the sky, multiple exhibitions, modern and interactive displays, quizzes and stories - a visit to the museum will be fondly remembered by small and adult visitors alike!

The Natural History Museum of Latvia is the oldest complex collections of natural riches in the Baltic States.

The museum dates back to 1845, when members of Riga’s Baltic German intelligentsia established the Society of Nature Explorers, with a museum and a library. The unique natural science collections of the Himsel Museum, which operated in Riga and was one of the first public museums in Europe, were handed over into the ownership of the museum. Having survived through various times, nowadays the Nature Museum of Latvia keeps versatile collections of natural objects from Latvia and all over the world, comprising 195,000 collection items in total.

 

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15 Aug - 19 Aug

Exhibitions

Exhibition of swordlilies

15 Aug - 19 Aug
The smallest swordlily bulb at the end of summer turns into a royal flower and has always been a sign of the first days of autumn. Blossoms can be used in various ways - in flower bouquets, in compositions. By regularly removing the old blossoms, swordlilies stay beautiful for a long time. This year cultivators and collectors of the Latvian Gladiolus and Iris Society will present more than 150 varieties of swordlilies.

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22 Aug - 26 Aug

Exhibitions

Exhibition of tomatoes

22 Aug - 26 Aug
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with Artūrs Silde's gardeners' club "Tomāts" ("Tomato"), and collectors from Latvia will participate in the exhibition, offering several hundreds of varieties of tomatoes, sweet peppers and chilli peppers. During the exhibition, it will be possible to consult with professionals - Latvia's experienced tomato growers - and purchase seeds.

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05 Sep - 09 Sep

Exhibitions

Exhibition of dahlias

05 Sep - 09 Sep
The exhibition hall in these days will be filled with hundreds of dahlias - some are local ones, but others come from closer and farther countries. Dahlias show a variety of colors and shades. In fact, those are not just separate blossoms, but a composition of florets that resemble fireworks in the sky. The exhibition will display collections of A.Baroniņš and other dahlia growers.

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12 Sep - 16 Sep

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Mushroom Days

12 Sep - 16 Sep
Tradition continues, as the Latvian Museum of Natural History will one again organize its annual Mushroom Days, where visitors will be able to view the wide range of mushrooms found in Latvian nature. In order to ensure a full variety of the mushrooms found in Latvian nature, museum specialists visit forests each morning to collect new and fresh samples. Visitors will also be able to consult with the museum's mycologists.

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19 Sep - 23 Sep

Exhibitions

Exhibition of Latvian herbs and exotic plants

19 Sep - 23 Sep
The exhibition will display herbs, legumes and different food plants that have been grown in Latvia rather recently - the exhibition of about 150 varieties of plants is organized in cooperation with Artūrs Silde's gardeners club "Tomāts" ("Tomato"). It will be interesting for garden owners, culinary professionals and enthusiasts, as well as those practicing a healthy lifestyle.

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01 Jul - 30 Sep

Exhibitions

Exhibit "My Bird"

01 Jul - 30 Sep
The Natural History Museum of Latvia presents an exhibition from the photography contest "My Bird". The aim of the photo competition is to increase understanding about the variety of birds, raise protection issues, and highlight the unique beauty of various species. Traditionally, the competition's gallery includes photographs from all participants.

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