Zoologisk Museet, Oslo
This is a part of the geological museum and botanical garden in Toyen, all belonging to the University.
You can find a good exhibition of fauna and animals from Norway, and the rest of the world. All very well organised in different sections.
Entrance is 40,- NOK for adults, 20,- NOK for children or 80,- NOK for families.
In the botanical garden there are 2 excellent museums side by side in identical buildings with a rose-garden in the middle, The Geological Museum and The Zoological Museum, both excellent museums built in 1911-1917 and are called The Natural History museums. They were a part of the Oslo University, which is also located in the botanical park, but are now displayed at seperate museums.
The first hall you enter though is the hunters´display room with all the animal heads on display - may I say that I am not a fan of animal "trophies" on display. There is a lion there in the middle of the hall and a very large sheep. On display are animals in Africa vs animals hunted in Europe.
The Zoological museum is such a lovely museum, especially for kids. The 3-D glass-displays are so excellently made that I couldn´t get my eyes of off them, I just wanted to stay there - I was so drawn towards them :)
There are Norwegian animals on display, and then Asian, Australian, American and African animals. Well, animals from all over the world. There is also a fish and bird section. And dangerous animals up close and personal - which one of them is just playing dead.
And a very funny section of the museum is The Mad scientist and all kinds of horrible and funny experimental and made up animals. It was hilarious.
A highly recommended visit :)
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11-16, closed on Mondays.
Admission fee (valid for both the museums): NOK 50.
There are Norwegian stuffed animals were behind glass and on display; the species of Norway Fox and Reindeer were interesting stunning. The Asian, Australian, American and African as well as animals from all over the world were displayed beautifully. There is also a fish and bird section. We saw dangerous animals up close and personal, one even played dead. There was a funny section of the museum with all kinds of horrible and funny experimental and made up animals.
They are opened Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 until 4:-- and closed on Mondays. Admission was NOK 50.
The Natural History Museums and Botanical Garden.
The Zoological Museum is my favourite: The Norwegian Hall shows the animal life of Norway, the Spitsbergen Hall shows scenes from arctic animal life and in the Systematic Hall there is a display of Norways animals. The Botanical Garden is absorbing.