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Exhibition "Scale Mirrors"

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Event Date: 
Wed, 15/11/2017 - 15:00 - Sun, 25/03/2018 - 17:00
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Exhibition "Scale Mirrors" is presented to further one’s knowledge of Latvia’s freshwater fish species, their appearance, feeding, migration and reproduction.

The exhibit will explore just how closely Latvia’s fish species instinctively develop a natural equilibrium with their surrounding environment with respect to other water inhabitants including plants, birds, mammals, invertebrates etc. Throughout Latvia’s rivers and lakes fish represent a crucial link in the food chain, serving as a food source not just for humans but also for other living beings. The presence of existing fish species is considered vital to the overall healthy function of the ecosystem, therefore in this exhibit you will have the opportunity to learn about fish resource preservation and sustainable fishing methods.

We offer the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the various species of fish and other water inhabitants. This will be facilitated by participating in activities such as using fish scales to determine the approximate age of the fish, learning about the food web, water plants, identifying species of fish and comparing their weights.

Exhibition concept, texts and activities were prepared by Una Bērziņa, Laura Grīnberga, Zelma Dumpe, Lauma Kupča, Diāna Meiere.

With special thanks to scientific consultant hydrobiologist Dāvis Ozoliņš and the head of fish farm ‘Tome’ Ivars Putviķis.

Exhibition was designed and produced by Zelma Dumpe, Arta Raituma, Ierakstu Māja, InCopy and all the workers of Latvian Museum of Natural History.

Exhibition was made with financial support provided by Fish Fund.

Exhibition hours:
W. 10:00–17:00
Th. 10:00–19:00
F. 10:0017:00
S., Su. 11:00–17:00
Entrance fee:
Adults – 1.80 €
Seniors*, students* – 1.20 €
Pupils* – 0.80 €
Combined ticket (permanent exhibitions and the exhibition) with 20% discount:
Adults – 3.80 EUR
Seniors*, students* – 2.60 EUR
Pupils* – 1.40 EUR

*ID required


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