Riga Zoo (Riga Zoological Park) was opened in Riga's greenest district Mežaparks in 1912. During dozens of years, its collection was significantly supplemented, and now you'll meet there many interesting animals like tigers, bears, giraffes, kangaroos and coatis, visit the Tropical House and explore the underwater world. This is a great leisure site for adults and children since it is located by Lake Ķīšezers and surrounded by pine-trees.
Latvian Puppet Theatre
Latvian Puppet Theatre's repertory offers performances based on books by famous Latvian and foreign writers, world's most beautiful fairy tales, performances with kids' favourite literary heroes and plays based on contemporary literary works.
The Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia
From February to April, azaleas in the hothouse; in spring, the magnificent magnolias; at the beginning of summer, banks of rhododendrons; in the heat of the summer, roses and peonies and in autumn, dahlias. From March to October, visitors can experience tropical exotica and walk amidst butterflies in the Tropical Butterfly House. The Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia blooms and blossoms throughout the year!
Latvian Railway History Museum
Railway is the forerunner of civilisation and a life artery, as well as a friend to adventurers, offering people a way to attain their dreams. The importance of railway is inestimable, and the smell of railway is unmistakable. The Latvian Railway history Museum, established in 1990, invites you to explore the world of railways. An interesting feature of the museum is that it is situated near a functioning railway line.
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.
Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum
The Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum is one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe. Now its territory covers 87.66 hectares of forest on the banks of Lake Jugla. The museum displays 118 historic buildings from all Latvian regions - Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale dating from the 17th century to the beginning of 1930s.
Science center ZINOO Rīga
Curiosity is the key to the knowledge. Knowledge explains the wonders.Can we move objects without touching them? Find out how the small can look big and how the long can look short.
Mežakaķis Park at Mežaparks
Climbing and crawling up the ropes, pulleys and spider-nets is a fine way to whip all inhibitions physically and mentally, and certainly, loads of fun. The place is Mežakaķis in Riga-Mežaparks, operating in summer months from May 1 to September 30.
Laima chocolate museum
‘Laima’ is the biggest and most well-known producer of chocolate and sweets in the Baltic, where chocolate is made with cocoa beans without using semi-prepared products. The method was introduced in 1870 by factory founder Teodors Rigerts. The Laima chocolate museum welcomes, treats and inspires its visitors. Laima tells, shows and involves!
Just a half an hour drive from Riga centre and you are in one of the biggest aquaparks in the Baltics - Līvu Aquapark, an exciting place for adventure for children and adults. Try various tubes, swim in the pool, relax in the saunas or taste distinctive drinks in the pool bar. Enjoy the never-ending summer! Bring your bathing suit and jump into the wettest adventure!
Recreational park Rāmkalni
Recreational park Rāmkalni is located not far from Riga, offering a wide choice of active recreation opportunities – rodel track, boat rental, bicycle rental, and other services. The mountain skiing track is open in the winter. Rāmkalni also offers delicious meals at its restaurant and bistro.