The Natural History Museum of Latvia is the largest and one of the oldest complex museums of natural history and sciences in the Baltic States. It emerged in 1845 when it was founded by the Riga Balto-German intelligentsia as part of the Riga Naturalist Society (Der Naturforscherverein zu Riga) which also established a library, and displayed the first collection in a seperate building. The main objectives set at the time – preservation, maintenance and research of Latvian nature, active environmental education about the country, region and the planet Earth, as well as holding various permanent and temporary exhibitions, are very much corresponding objectives of the museum nowadays.

Quite recently it reopened its doors, and now bringing it to the standarts of twenty first century for all museum goers. Spread over five floors, the Museum of Natural History in Riga covers everything from botany to geology, and displays a variety of fossils, plants and stuffed animals, that come together with valuable zoological and geographical information. Exhibits overlap to include information about other parts of the Baltics including Estonia and Lithuania. And while talking about this region, it is very much proud to contain and display the oldest collection of natural history exhibits in the Baltic States.

The Natural History Museum of Latvia is an extraordinary and exciting place to spend time with your family, kids or just by yourself, and view modern, interactive displays and various exhibitions. There is a computer room on the upper floor, which should bring more interactivity and fun for the kids.

Spend your day taking various interesting tours, guided by professional tour guides, participate in various educational activities on environmental and natural studies, discuss latest events on environmental issues, see a wide range of exhibits and collections. These are only a few activities you can indulge yourself in, and honestly we had a feeling like we got back into the childhood after being in there for some time. So if you have several hours to spend and learn something interesting while on your tour in Riga, this is definitely a place to pay a visit to.

Address:
Kr.Barona str.4,
Riga, LV-1050

Phone: +371 6735602
Fax: +371 67356027
E-mail: ldm@dabasmuzejs.gov.lv
Website: www.dabasmuzejs.gov.lv

Entrance Fees:
Pupils (7 – 18) with a proof of student ID 0,50 Ls
Students/ Seniors with a student/senior card 0,80 Ls
Adults 1,50 Ls
Family ticket (1-2 adults with 1-2 children under 18) 20 % off admission

Extra charge for temporary exhibitions

Free permanent exhibitions
Half an hour just before the closing time, during the museum working days and on Thursdays from 17:00 – 19:00

Opening Hours

PERMANENT EXHIBITION
Mon closed
Tues closed
Wed 10.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Thu 10.00 – 19.00 (free admission 17.00-19.00)
Fri 10.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Sat 11.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Sun 11.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
Mon closed
Tues closed
Wed 10.00 – 17.00
Thu 10.00 – 19.00
Fri 10.00 – 17.00
Sat 10.00 – 17.00
Sun 10.00 – 17.00

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[mappress mapid=”16″]The Natural History Museum of Latvia is the largest and one of the oldest complex museums of natural history and sciences in the Baltic States. It emerged in 1845 when it was founded by the Riga Balto-German intelligentsia as part of the Riga Naturalist Society (Der Naturforscherverein zu Riga) which also established a library, and displayed the first collection in a seperate building. The main objectives set at the time – preservation, maintenance and research of Latvian nature, active environmental education about the country, region and the planet Earth, as well as holding various permanent and temporary exhibitions, are very much corresponding objectives of the museum nowadays.

Quite recently it reopened its doors, and now bringing it to the standarts of twenty first century for all museum goers. Spread over five floors, the Museum of Natural History in Riga covers everything from botany to geology, and displays a variety of fossils, plants and stuffed animals, that come together with valuable zoological and geographical information. Exhibits overlap to include information about other parts of the Baltics including Estonia and Lithuania. And while talking about this region, it is very much proud to contain and display the oldest collection of natural history exhibits in the Baltic States.

The Natural History Museum of Latvia is an extraordinary and exciting place to spend time with your family, kids or just by yourself, and view modern, interactive displays and various exhibitions. There is a computer room on the upper floor, which should bring more interactivity and fun for the kids.

Spend your day taking various interesting tours, guided by professional tour guides, participate in various educational activities on environmental and natural studies, discuss latest events on environmental issues, see a wide range of exhibits and collections. These are only a few activities you can indulge yourself in, and honestly we had a feeling like we got back into the childhood after being in there for some time. So if you have several hours to spend and learn something interesting while on your tour in Riga, this is definitely a place to pay a visit to.

Address:
Kr.Barona str.4,
Riga, LV-1050

Phone: +371 6735602
Fax: +371 67356027
E-mail: ldm@dabasmuzejs.gov.lv
Website: www.dabasmuzejs.gov.lv

Entrance Fees:
Pupils (7 – 18) with a proof of student ID 0,50 Ls
Students/ Seniors with a student/senior card 0,80 Ls
Adults 1,50 Ls
Family ticket (1-2 adults with 1-2 children under 18) 20 % off admission

Extra charge for temporary exhibitions

Free permanent exhibitions
Half an hour just before the closing time, during the museum working days and on Thursdays from 17:00 – 19:00

Opening Hours

PERMANENT EXHIBITION
Mon closed
Tues closed
Wed 10.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Thu 10.00 – 19.00 (free admission 17.00-19.00)
Fri 10.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Sat 11.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Sun 11.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
Mon closed
Tues closed
Wed 10.00 – 17.00
Thu 10.00 – 19.00
Fri 10.00 – 17.00
Sat 10.00 – 17.00
Sun 10.00 – 17.00

Map
[mappress mapid=”16″]The Natural History Museum of Latvia is the largest and one of the oldest complex museums of natural history and sciences in the Baltic States. It emerged in 1845 when it was founded by the Riga Balto-German intelligentsia as part of the Riga Naturalist Society (Der Naturforscherverein zu Riga) which also established a library, and displayed the first collection in a seperate building. The main objectives set at the time – preservation, maintenance and research of Latvian nature, active environmental education about the country, region and the planet Earth, as well as holding various permanent and temporary exhibitions, are very much corresponding objectives of the museum nowadays.

Quite recently it reopened its doors, and now bringing it to the standarts of twenty first century for all museum goers. Spread over five floors, the Museum of Natural History in Riga covers everything from botany to geology, and displays a variety of fossils, plants and stuffed animals, that come together with valuable zoological and geographical information. Exhibits overlap to include information about other parts of the Baltics including Estonia and Lithuania. And while talking about this region, it is very much proud to contain and display the oldest collection of natural history exhibits in the Baltic States.

The Natural History Museum of Latvia is an extraordinary and exciting place to spend time with your family, kids or just by yourself, and view modern, interactive displays and various exhibitions. There is a computer room on the upper floor, which should bring more interactivity and fun for the kids.

Spend your day taking various interesting tours, guided by professional tour guides, participate in various educational activities on environmental and natural studies, discuss latest events on environmental issues, see a wide range of exhibits and collections. These are only a few activities you can indulge yourself in, and honestly we had a feeling like we got back into the childhood after being in there for some time. So if you have several hours to spend and learn something interesting while on your tour in Riga, this is definitely a place to pay a visit to.

Address:
Kr.Barona str.4,
Riga, LV-1050

Phone: +371 6735602
Fax: +371 67356027
E-mail: ldm@dabasmuzejs.gov.lv
Website: www.dabasmuzejs.gov.lv

Entrance Fees:
Pupils (7 – 18) with a proof of student ID 0,50 Ls
Students/ Seniors with a student/senior card 0,80 Ls
Adults 1,50 Ls
Family ticket (1-2 adults with 1-2 children under 18) 20 % off admission

Extra charge for temporary exhibitions

Free permanent exhibitions
Half an hour just before the closing time, during the museum working days and on Thursdays from 17:00 – 19:00

Opening Hours

PERMANENT EXHIBITION
Mon closed
Tues closed
Wed 10.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Thu 10.00 – 19.00 (free admission 17.00-19.00)
Fri 10.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Sat 11.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Sun 11.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
Mon closed
Tues closed
Wed 10.00 – 17.00
Thu 10.00 – 19.00
Fri 10.00 – 17.00
Sat 10.00 – 17.00
Sun 10.00 – 17.00

Map
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