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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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16 Nov - 25 Mar

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Reflection in Fish Scales

16 Nov - 25 Mar
This exhibition created by museum specialists allow visitors to view the wonders of Latvian nature, more specifically lakes and rivers. Playing the main role in the exhibition will be fish and other creatures which inhabit Latvian lakes and rivers. Visitors will also get acquainted with water plants which grow in freshwater lakes, as well as find out their importance in the survival of the eco-system. The exhibition also features fun games and activities, thus making its interesting for both young and old.

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07 Apr - 22 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibit "My Bird"

07 Apr - 22 Apr
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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25 Apr - 29 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibition of orchids, tillandsias and carnivorous plants

25 Apr - 29 Apr
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Latvian Society of Orchid and Exotic Plant Friends. The exhibition is a parade of exotic plants from private collections of local plant growers. Visitors will be able to see interesting tropic orchid species and gorgeous hybrids, peculiar carnivorous plants and other exotic plants. Visitors will be able to receive consultations and attend educational events.

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13 Jun - 17 Jun

Exhibitions

Peony exhibition

13 Jun - 17 Jun
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Riga Gardening and Beekeeping Society. The exhibition will display flowers from different regions of Latvia. During the exhibition breeders and collectors will answer visitors' questions about peony species, growing, and choice of the species for the garden.

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