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Natural History Museum - Naturhistorisk museum

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Visit Norway’s largest natural history museum – explore our botanical garden and exhibitions on zoology, geology and climate.

This is the place to find dinosaurs, fossils, gold nuggets, a rock from the moon, silver crystals, rocks, meteorites, minerals and taxidermied animals and other highlights from our collections. The museum also includes a Climate House with exhibitions on climate and environmental issues, as well as a large botanical garden demonstrating the beauty and variation of the plant kingdom. Visit the arboretum with Norwegian and exotic trees, and the thematic gardens such as a viking garden and a rock garden.

In the middle of the garden there is a lovely café, and the museum shop carries a selection of unusual gift items with various themes from nature.

The Natural History Museum is part of  the University of Oslo and is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, preserved plant specimens, animal specimens, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved here.

The Botanical Garden is part of the Museum and not only popular for recreation, but is a scientific collection in itself.

Plan your visit

Opening Hours
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00