Tuesday, 8 December 2015

University of Tartu Natural History Museum Opens New Permanent Exposition

The oldest museum in Estonia, UT Natural History Museum, which was founded in 1802, opens their new exposition on 16 January 2016. After four years of renovation works, the new permanent exposition “Earth. Life. Story” and two study classes were completed.

The new permanent exposition takes visitors through the development of the Earth and its biota to modern day. Visitors can meet placoderms from the Devonian Period, observe the night-time flight-station of butterflies and see the first jackal in Estonia. There are also dioramas that depict communities habiting the Tartu meridian. In the live-corner, children can meet the already familiar Japanese Rat Snake and the Mexican Redknee Tarantula but also a new habitat—the Green Iguana.

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