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Summer opening

The Botanical Garden and the museum's indoor exhibitions are open all days this summer. 

Opening hours:

  • The Botanical Garden  All days 07–21
  • The Climate House, the Zoological and Geological Exhibitions 
    June, July and August: All days 10–17
  • The Museum Shop
    June, July and August: All days 10–17 
  • The Greenhouses Temporarily closed

Plan your visit

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Welcome to 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

Crop Wild Relatives provide food security

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A new outdoor exhibition in the Botanical Garden, Oslo, shows how species like crab apple and wild cabbage can protect our crops from new threats.

«Crop Wild Relatives» is part of a joint Nordic project. It is shown in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.

The exhibition can be seen in the Botanical Garden until the 25th of June.  Later, it will be shown in other botanical gardens in Norway.

Read more about the exhibiton and project. 


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Future additions to the museum

Big changes are coming to the museum! In the next few years, two buildings will be ready with new exhibits for visitors. In addition, we are planning to build a brand new green house in the future. Here you can read about the new buildings and our upcoming exhibits.