The geological exhibitions presents the geological history of Norway, with collections from all parts of the country, as well as the processes at work in the Earth. In addition to glittering minerals, precious metals and Norwegian meteorites, there is also a piece of the Moon. Skeletons of dinosaurs, a dinosaur nest and a 400 million years old "sea scorpion", Mixopterus, are key attractions in the palaeontological exhibitions.
Here you will find animals from every part of the world. In a series of dioramas, Norwegian fauna is displayed in a natural setting. You can study predators like bear, lynx, wolf and wolverine up close. Here is also the Zoogeographic and the Systematic Halls, as well as temporary exhibitions.
The Botanical Garden was founded in 1814 and display a wide variety of plants from Norway and other parts of the world. Through research, education and plant conservation, the garden seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of plant diversity. The Botanical Garden contains approximately 7500 different plant species. The beautiful Rock garden, with its waterfalls and 1450 species of alpine plants, is one of the many highlights.
The Museums and Greenhouses:
All other days 11.00-16.00
Sat., Sun., Holidays 10.00-17.00
Admission prices (the museums)
Adults NOK 50.00
Children, age 4-16 NOK 25.00
Children, age 0-4 free
Family (2 adults + 2 children) NOK 100.00
Students NOK 25.00
Free entrance to the Botanical Garden