Agder Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, Kristiansand

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Agder Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden is the only natural history museum on the Southern Coast of Norway, located in Kristiansand in Vest-Agder County. The museum was founded in 1828 as part of Kristiansand Katedralskole, named Kristiansand Museum.Today the natural history museum and botanical garden is located in the former farm Gimle, where the museum is in the outhouse and the park is about botanical garden, while the main building in Gimle Gård also has a museum, part of Vest-Agder Museum. The museum's current exhibition space was opened by the then Crown Prince Harald 26 June 1990.Permanent exhibitsThe permanent exhibits are from the early 1990s, and the focus is placed on the topics: "from the Ice Age to the Present" and "from sea to the mountains". In addition, an exhibition on "minerals and rocks". In addition to these, exhibitions are shown in limited periods.Botanical GardenBotanical garden consists of plants both outside and indoors. Inside there is the largest collection of succulents in Norway, the issues are many and varied. Themes vary from year to year. The botanical garden is a source of knowledge, beauty, adventure and of course recreation, and includes all green spaces in Gimle Gård.Botanical Garden consists of exotic pitcher plants framing the garden, carnivorous plants, herbs, nectar garden and a popular children's playground.
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  • Flott sted for alle aldre. Kafe med vafler,is kaffe og te ,brus.Flotte stier å gå turer på med vogn ol.  more »
  • It’s a lovely little museum close to the Kristiansand city centre. There is plenty of parking available and entry costs 80kroners for an adult. It’s free for kids. They have a small selection of anima...  more »
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  • Nice place with insects and reptiles. Worth coming with children
  • Exciting greenhouse with desert plants, and a beautiful outdoor garden, really recommend going here for lazy Sundays!!
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