About the museum

Palaeontology exhibition

The Latvian Museum of Natural History is the largest and one of the oldest complex museums of natural history and sciences in Baltic States.  The Latvian Museum of Natural History originated from the museum of Riga Naturalists Society (Der Naturforscherverein zu Riga) that was founded in 1845.


There is an old Native American proverb which states “We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

Humans are the most active consumers of the natural resources, therefore the consumption must be controlled to ensure sustainability and resources for the next generations.

Geology of Latvia

The exhibition “Geology of Latvia” is composed of two sections – the geological structure of Latvia and the mineral deposits of Latvia.

Exhibiton "CITES"

The goal of Washington Convention is to control international trade in endangered species of flora and fauna. More information on CITES available here www.daba.gov.lv (in Latvian), international website www.cites.org (in English).

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