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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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01 Mar - 26 Mar

Exhibitions

Exhibition "Latvia's natural treasures - from corals to the luxuriant ringstalk"

01 Mar - 26 Mar
The exhibition tells about Latvia's natural history, starting from times when the whole territory of what is now Latvia was submerged in ancient sea waters inhabited by corals to modern times when scientists still discover new species each year. The exhibition will show how plant and animal species gradually spread to Latvia after the end of the last ice age. The exhibition will be of interest to visitors interested in nature and those who want to learn more about ancient humans and their life.

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26 Apr - 30 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibition of orchids, tillandsias and carnivorous plants

26 Apr - 30 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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10 May - 14 May

Exhibitions

Exhibition of cactuses and other succulents

10 May - 14 May
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Latvian Society of Cactus and Other Succulent Breeders. The exhibition will display about 500 species of cactuses and other succulents. Growing of cactuses and other succulents is rather easy, therefore more and more people want to grow them. Just some tips have to be taken into account and they will be shares by the society's experts during the exhibition. Visitors will be able to consult the experts and take part in educational events.

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07 Jun - 11 Jun

Exhibitions

Tall iris exhibition

07 Jun - 11 Jun
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Latvian Society of Gladiolus and Iris Breeders. The exhibition will display 200 species and hybrids of the tall bearded iris appropriate for breeding in Latvia. During the exhibition the association's representatives - breeders and collectors - will answer visitors' questions about iris species, growing, and choice of the species for the garden.

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15 Jun - 18 Jun

Exhibitions

Peony exhibition

15 Jun - 18 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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