Exhibition “ANTS”

Exhibition “ANTS”
Exhibition “ANTS”
Photo - LNMNH
Exhibition “ANTS”
Exhibition “ANTS”
Photo - LNMNH
Event date
01.12.2023. - 19.05.2024.
Event location
Exhibition hall on 2nd floor
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The exhibition “ANTS” is open to public from 1st of December, 2023. The ant – a small, busy insect, and a symbol of the virtue of work that we learn to recognise in early childhood. Since ancient times, people have described them in folk songs and proverbs, but the exhibition will give an insight into the lifestyle of ants and their role in natural processes.

The exhibition is an interactive story about ants in Latvia and around the world, and their diversity and interactions with different living organisms. It presents the results of the latest research on the relationship of ants to other hymenoptera and invites you to take a closer look at the peculiarities of the external anatomical structure of an ant. Everyone can learn about the structure of ant colonies, their homes and what happens inside. The exhibition also reveals the multifaceted nature of the human-ant relationship.

Visitors have an opportunity to explore a portrait gallery of diverse ant species photographed in Macro Photography Studio of the Latvian National Museum of Natural History. Also the results of the initiative “Search for the largest anthills in Latvia” are presented.

The exhibition is organised by: Latvian National Museum of Natural History  

Content and text: Entomologists and other specialists of the Latvian National Museum of Natural History

Exhibition design: Agency Raugs

Creation for the exhibition: Lowtech

Photos: Uģis Piterāns, Kristaps Vilks, Aleksandrs Balodis, Arturs Bilerts, Daniel Kronauer, João P. M. Araújo, Pavel Krasenský, Philipp Hönle, Graham Montgomery, Wolfgang Thaler, Fernando Pérez Peralta, Greg Humer, Kamil Stajniak

Facility used for macro photo stacking: Macro Photo Studio of the Latvian National Museum of Natural History

Thank you for your cooperation: Riga National Zoo, Daugavpils University, Antspils Ltd., Latvian Mycological Society, Forum Cinemas Latvia OU branch in Latvia, Orkla Latvija Ltd., Ataudze

Financial support: Latvian Environmental Protection Foundation 

Exhibtion “ANTS” 01.12.2023.–19.05.2024.

Opening hours:
Monday – closed
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday 10.00–17.00
Thursday 10.00–19.00
Friday 10.00–17.00
Saturday 11.00–17.00
Sunday 11.00–17.00

Adults – 2,00 €
Seniors, students – 1,50 €*
Pupils – 1,00 €*
Pre-school – 0,00 €*
* ID required (student card, senior card etc.)

Combined ticket (20% discount) permanent exhibitions + exhibition “ANTS”
Adults – 4,40 €
Seniors, students – 3,20 €*
Pupils – 2,00 €*
Pre-school – 0,00 €*
* ID required (student card, senior card etc.)

Free admission – in accordance with the Latvian National Museum of Natural History service fees list.
Jānis Roze, Ltd. Customer card – 15% discount

Exhibition guide in English.