Come along on a journey into the history of life, and see where we all belong on the tree of life.
Free guided tours in July and August
At The Natural History Museum you can see the fossil "Ida" - the world's oldest complete primate skeleton.
Zoological and geological exhibitions
Tuesdays - Sundays: 11–16
We are open all days in May, except for the 17th.
All days: 10–20
Botanical Garden (free entrance)
All days: 07–21
The Botanical Garden and the museums within it are among Oslo's most popular attractions, with tourists and local visitors alike. The garden is especially beautiful in spring and summer, but you can learn and marvel all year round at NHM.
Nature's diversity is the object of the research at NHM. From Norway's largest natural history collections, we aim for a deeper understanding of how long time evolutionary and geological processes have shaped our world. Our National Centre of Biosystematics is internationally renowned. The Arctic is a main area of interest.
About the collections
NHM is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. A selection of specimens are on display for the general public, in the Geological Museum and the Zoological Museum.
Both are to be found in the beautiful Botanical Garden. Located at Tøyen in the east of Oslo city centre, the garden is not only popular for recreation, but a scientific collection in itself.