Opening hours

Opening hours from March 1, 2024:
Monday – closed
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday 10.00–17.00
Thursday 10.00–17.00
Friday 10.00–17.00
Saturday 10.00–17.00
Sunday 10.00–17.00


Permanent exhibitions:
Adults – 3,50 €
Students – 2,50 €*
Seniors – 2,50 €*
Pupils – 1,50 €*
* ID required (student card, senior card etc.)

Tickets are also available via Mobilly app.

  • Ticket price is the same as at the museum's ticket office.
  • Please note that free admission tickets, such as preschool-age (up to age 6 including) children, must also be added. 
  • Your ticket QR will be scanned at the ticket office. 

Free admission

Free admission to the permanent exhibition and to exhibitions curated by the museum staff is available to:

  • all visitors 
    Wednesdays 16.30–17.00
    Thursdays 16.00–17.00
    Fridays 16.30–17.00
    Saturdays 16.30–17.00
    Sundays 16.30–17.00
  • large families (upon presenting the Latvijas Goda ģimenes apliecība, “3+ Ģimenes karte”, the European Large Family Card, or other status documentation)
  • preschool-age children
  • the group leader for groups having 10 people or more
  • students attending various kinds of special education classes, crisis centres, boarding schools, care centres, orphanages, psycho-social rehabilitation centres, and children’s care centres; residents of shelters and care homes; orphans; children without parents (upon presentation of status documents)
  • mass media representatives who are reporting on museum activities (upon presentation of a press pass)
  • holders of a museum entrance pass
  • staff of other museums (upon presentation of an institutional ID card or an International Council of Museums (ICOM) membership card)
  • politically repressed individuals (upon presentation of status documents)
  • children under age 18 with any disability (upon presentation of documents) and assistant; adults with Disabled Group I status (upon presentation of documents) and assistant or adults with Disabled Group II status (upon presentation of documents)

The museum visit for Ukrainian civilians is free of charge. 


3+ Ģimenes karte / European Large Family Card

  • Free entry to the permanent exhibitions and to exhibitions curated by the museum staff

Goda ģimene karte 

  • Free entry to the permanent exhibitions and to exhibitions curated by the museum staff

SIA „Jānis Roze” customer card

  • 20% discount on the permanent exhibitions (discount applies to no more than 4 tickets per customer card per visit)
  • 15% discount on special exhibitions (discount applies to no more than 4 tickets per customer card per visit)

National Blood Donor Centre privilege card

  • 50% discount on the permanent exhibitions for the cardholder and a friend


  • 25% discount on the permanent exhibitions.

Guided tours

We offer more than 20 themed guided tours on nature and environmental protection. 

Excursions are led by a museum educator or a specialist in the respective field.

We offer tours in Latvian, Russian and English.

More about guided tours

Mobile app

The mobile app “Dabas muzejs”

The app is an interactive tool that will enhance your museum visit experience. You will discover more about specific subjects or showcased specimens in museum’s exhibitions. By reading short descriptions, listening to audio guides, viewing 360⁰ images, photos, videos, and occasionally testing yourself in a game or two, you will learn more about natural history of Latvia and the world.

You can scan any of QR-codes located in the exhibitions or you can choose to follow routes selected by the museum: “The museum recommends” (green route) or “The museum for children” (purple route).

  • Download free mobile app “Dabas muzejs” on Google Play or App Store and scan QR-codes in the exhibitions. Use the app on your phone or tablet.
  • The app will use your mobile data. You can download photos and videos, it will increase the functionality speed, but will take up the storage.
  • The app does not process personal data.
  • The app is available in Latvian and English.
  • For more convenient listening to audio guide we advise to use your own headphones.  

The app developer – Cloud Enterprise Systems”, Ltd.

The mobile app has been developed with the financial support of the Cohesion Fund.

How to find us

K. Barona iela 4,

We are located in Riga city centre – within a 2-minute walk from Riga Central Railway Station, a 5-minute walk from the Freedom Monument, and 10-minute walk from the Riga International Bus Station.
For directions



The Latvian National Museum of Natural History is located in a historical building that has been declared as a State Cultural Monument, yet the museum has been redesigned as much as possible to be accessible to people with reduced mobility and visitors with a baby carriage (i.e. the elevator from the first to the sixth floor). We are also gradually making other improvements (for example, we provide information in Braille, exhibit tangible items, etc.).
We strive to be open and accessible to all. For the convenience of visitors we have provided:

  • a cloakroom with lockers
  • wheelchair ramps
  • an elevator
  • a baby changing table
  • a stand written in Braille (in the exhibition “Plants and Fungi of Latvia”)
  • entrance with dogs is forbidden

Museum entrance photo