The Natural History Museum is now closed as a measure to prevent spread of Coronavirus. The closing affects the Botanical Garden and all museum buildings, including Collett's House (previously Zoological Museum), the museum store, the Victoria House and the Palm House.
Our exhibitions and the Botanical Garden
Big changes are coming to the museum. One of our two main exhibition buildings, Brøgger's house, is currently being renovated and will re-open with brand new exhibitions in 2022. Until then, you can see some of our finest geological and zoological objects in Collett's house.
The living collections of the Botanical Garden comprise over 5,500 types of plants from all over the world. They are actively used for teaching, general outreach and research. The plants are grown both in greenhouses and various theme gardens outside. The Botanical Garden aims at sharing knowledge on the diversity of the plant kingdom and the value of preserving it. Norwegian plants that are threatened of vulnerable are kept in the garden. The garden also serves as an important recreational area for the city of Oslo.