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Opening hours

Corona update: We advise everyone to keep at least one meter distance to other visitors in the exhibitions. 

  • Exhibitions and museum shop
    Tuesdays–Fridays 11–16, weekends and holidays 10–17
  • The Botanical Garden 
    Daily 07–17
  • The Greenhouses
    Daily 10–17

Our exhibitions

At the Natural History Museum we display natural diversity. In the zoological and geological exhibitions you can explore the best from our comprehensive natural history collections. The living exhibits of the Botanical Garden include more than 5,000 plant types, from tiny flowers to large trees. In the Climate House we highlight the Earth's climate systems, global warming and how we may solve the challenges of climate change.

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

The Natural History Museum does research on biological and geological diversity and the evolutionary processes involved in creating this diversity. The scientific collections constitutes the basis for our research and are the most comprehensive in Norway comprising a total of 6.2 million objects. 

Visit our collection portal online and search our databases