- Address:Lorenzov prolaz 1
- Working hours: Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
- Tickets: adults HRK 10.00 / children, students and pensioners HRK 5.00 / family HRK 5.00 per person
The Natural History Museum located within the Nikola Host Park was the first regional museum in the Rijeka area, founded in 1876 when Doctor Joseph Roman Lorenz designed its concept in accordance with Vienna’s Naturhistoriches Museum. Initially the collection was an integral part of the City Museum, but since 1945 it has operated as an independent institution with rich holdings at its current location, within which there was a zoo and an aquarium until the 1960s.
Today, the Museum is oriented towards marine research and has a specialised library in the field of biology, geology and palaeontology. Visitors can enjoy the rich collections and permanent exhibition representing the geological past of the Adriatic, oceanographic research, minerals, marine invertebrates, sharks and rays, the “Aquarium” multimedia centre and reptiles and amphibians from the Rijeka area.
The “Museums Together” ticket is a combined ticket for the Natural History Museum, the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, the City Museum of Rijeka, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Peek&Poke, the Croatian Museum of Tourism, the Town of Crikvenica Museum, the I. M. Ronjgov Institution, the National Museum and Gallery in Novi Vinodolski, the Museum of Apoxyomenos, the Lošinj Museum and the Cres Museum.
The ticket price is 30 HRK for adults, 50 HRK for families and 10 HRK for children, students and pensioners and is valid for 60 days after purchase.