Opening hours

Zoological and geological exhibitions

Tuesdays - Sundays: 11–16

We are open all days in May, except for the 17th.

The Greenhouses

All days: 10–20

Botanical Garden (free entrance)

All days: 07–21

Visit the garden and the museums

From the Botanical Garden

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.

Events in English

Understanding Nature


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.

Research infrastructure, Searchable databases