The museum includes a large botanical garden demonstrating the beauty and variation of the plant kingdom. Visit the arboretum with Norwegian and exotic trees, the two small but beautiful greenhouses and the thematic gardens such as viking garden and mountain garden.
The museum is home to the famous primate fossil “Ida”, and the indoors exhibits display unique fossils, dinosaurs, rocks, meteorites, minerals and stuffed animals from Norway and around the world. The museum shop features souvenirs and gift items with 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.
A selection of specimens are on display for the general public.
The Botanical Garden, part of the Museum, is not only popular for recreation, but is a scientific collection in itself, and open every day 07.00 – 17.00, from 15. October to 1. April.