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Natural History Museum

Sars' gate 1 | Zoological, Mineral and Geological Museum, Oslo 0562, Norway
+47 22 85 16 30
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The Natural History Museum includes several museums, the Botanical Garden and the greenhouses. The Zoological Museum shows animals from all over the world, and the Mineralogical-Geological Museum building includes the Paleontological Museum and Norway's only dinosaur museum. The opening hours and prices below apply to the greenhouses and the museums. The museums and greenhouses are closed on Mondays, 1 January, 17 May, 23-26 December and 31 December. Botanical Garden The botanical variety and diversity in the Botanical Garden makes it an ideal place to relax from the stress of city life. Most of the area is designed as an Arboretum. Entrance to the garden is free. Norwegian name: Naturhistorisk Museum
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“tree of life” (2 reviews)
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Sars' gate 1 | Zoological, Mineral and Geological Museum, Oslo 0562, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is under renovation so you’re better of visiting it some time in the future. There are some interesting things (fossils) on display though so if you’re in the neighborhood anyway it might be worth it to drop by.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many cool things to look at here, it's a must-see spot when is Oslo! They also have a great museum shop that sells so many wonderful things.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my work colleague wanted to visit this museum when we arrived in Oslo and it didnt let us down, we also visited the viking museum as it has a two from one attraction price! Completely worth it for the whole family or just...More

Thank Luke R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum have some interesting exhibits. Especially the «tree of life» is worth a visit. Be aware that the museum might have large crowds of families with toddlers on a rainy day.

Thank Øyvind E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you really love natural things, come and visit quickly. One of the best place to visit in oslo. Your visit will be incomplete with out this visit.

Thank Kiran Nidhi T
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

From the building outside it looks very old and dated but inside it felt very carefully curated. It gave a well organized view into the fauna of Norway organized by geographical location. A slight minus is that not all of the touchscreens seemed to have...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

It's a good little museum of animals native to Oslo, do a lot of animals I've never seen before. Great for children but nothing particularly special. I went because it was near the munch museum and it was free with my Oslo pass

Thank EllieChapman13
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

This museum is great for what it is! And it doesn't attempt to be what it's not! It's not the London Natural History museum, or the Houston NHM or the Wien NHM or....you get the idea. But it DOES show (on the first & second...More

Thank Bekah T
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

I have been to many Natural History Museums around the world, I was expecting so much more than what I got. I still enjoyed my my time here with the T-Rex, but I was really hoping for more. I hope you get much more out...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

For people who are interested in nature and dinausaurs, this is a great museum. I enjoyed the nature exhibition.

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