Boštjan Burger - Burger Landmarks

Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije

Natural History Museum of Slovenia

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The Natural History Museum of Slovenia is a National Museum with natural, scientific and pedagogical content. The oldest Slovenian cultural and scientific institution originating from the Regional Museum founded in 1821.

A museum with national, European and worldly important natural science collections, which include changes in biodiversity, the development of a naturalistic mindset and techniques of collecting and processing museum material. A research institution that explores the nature and cultural heritage of natural origin.

Virtual exhibitions (an occasional exhibitions: situation year 2020)


Our little big sea (20.10.2016 - 31.12.2020)

The exhibition shows the Slovenian sea, which, although small, is an important part of our natural heritage. It is part of the Great World Sea with which people are inextricably linked. It has created a life that has risen in incredible diversity in millions of years. With its treasures, it feeds us, gives us raw materials and has a significant impact on the climate.

Naše malo veliko morje


Enlightened science: SCOPOLI AND ZOIS

( 15. 11. 2019 do 31. 12. 2020.)

The period of enlightenment paved the path of modern science in Slovenia. Thus, on the introductory billboards of the exhibition, we first represent the Enlightenment era in Carniola and natural sciences. The exhibition presents Scopoli's life and his natural science works on the nature of Carniola with its surroundings. Opposite Zois's mineralogical collection, which is part of the permanent exhibition of the museum, is presented by Zois's natural sciences on 12 billboards.

Obdobje razsvetljenstva


The showcase of the quarter was on display from

15. 10. 2020 to 28. 2. 2021

Nature Study: The national wealth in the eyes of a photographer
The Natural History Museum of Slovenia keeps the founding collection of the first Slovenian Museum and, together with the National Museum of Slovenia, lives in the first specially designed building. How does the national wealth glow in the eyes of the visitor (photographer) and what does the museums report when choosing? Exhibition and calendar announce the anniversary year in which we celebrate 200 years.

Vitrina četrtletja


Virtual exhibitions (permanent exhibitions: situation year 2020)


Geological-Palentological Collection

The exhibition space, which shows the history of the Earth, is thematically divided into two parts. The first explains the main geological concepts that help us understand the structure of the earth, its age, and the formation and importance of fossils. The development of life in various geological periods, the geological structure of the Slovenian territory and the importance of knowledge of geology for the economy is also presented.

Geološko Paleontološka zbirka


Collection of reptiles, freshwater fish, vertebrate skeletons and Slovenian sea

In the exhibition hall you can see a collection of reptiles, freshwater fish, vertebrate skeletons and the Slovenian sea.

Zbirka rib in okostij


A collection of birds

The bird's collection is regulated partly by the systematic affiliation of the exhibited specimens, partly by their place of residence.

Zbirka pric


Forest diorama

Forest diorama shows typical Slovenian forest animals.

Gozdna diorama

Alpine diorama

The Alpine dioram was created in the 1930s. It was renovated in 2018 to 2020. The original background shows a view of Jalovec from the Tamar Valley.

Alpska diorama


Marshes diorama

In 2018, the restored dioram shows the Ljubljana Marshes at the transition from the 19th to the 20th century, when the original layout was created.

Barjanska diorama


The Karst Cave model

Enter a realistic model of the Karst Cave. You will notice that at the entrance, the dripstone grows sideways. This causes drafts that takes the drops towards the outlet of the cave or algae and lichens that grow in the direction of light. In the cave you can observe the variety of sigs: stalactite drops that grow from ceiling and stalgmites growing from the ground, and thin tubular drops that resemble spaghetti, capitals, crystals of calcite, cave pearls and special helectite caps that grow in all directions . If you do not recognize them by names, you can also see their photos on the screen at one of the entrances to the cave. However, you will certainly recognize a human fish that is well adapted to the cave environment and cannot live outside the caves. There are also occasional guests, such as bats and some butterflies who spend the day in the caves and hibernate here. Also, the wood owls occasionally come to the Karst caves during the day. Find the traces of an extinct cave bear, which also lived in the territory of Slovenia in the Ice Age. Many of his bones were found in the Karst caves, as well as traces of claws and places where he was scratched when he was anxious. On the outer wall in front of the cave, see a movie about human fish, adjusting animals to life in the dark, and learn about the emergence of underground karst phenomena. The Karst Cave in the middle of Ljubljana was created in different rocks: limestone, dolomite and lean. It has almost all the main features of more than 12,500 registered caves in Slovenia.
Model kraške jame

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