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Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibitions comprise a number of collections, including geological-palaentological collection, its central exhibit being the almost complete mammoth's skeleton. Zois's collection of minerals, Hohenwart's collection of conches and The collection of Ferdinand Schmidt's insects are founding collections with the great historical significance. The visitors learn about biodiversity of Slovenia at Forest, marsh and Alpine dioramas and at Collection of fishes, reptiles and various vertebrates' skeletons.

  • Geological-palaentological collection

    The central exhibit is the almost complete mammoth's skeleton.
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  • Zois's collection of minerals

    Zois's collection of minerals is one of museum's founding collections.  Among the speciments of the collections is mineral zoisit, called after Baron Žiga Zois..
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  • Hohenwart's collection of conches

    Hohenwart's collection of conches is one of museum's founding collections. At the very begining (1831) it has about 5000 specimens.
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  • The collection of Ferdinand Schmidt's insects

    Among the most interesting specimens of the collection are cave beetles Leptodirus hochenwarti.
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  • Forest, marsh and Alpine dioramas

    The plant and animal world of the forests, marshes and mountains is presented in the Forest, marsh and Alpine dioramas.
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  • Collection of fishes, reptiles and various vertebrates' skeletons

    Also on display is Collection of fishes, reptiles and various vertebrates' skeletons.
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  • Botanical display case

    The botanical display case presents some of the older herbarium  collections.
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  • Bidermeier wooden tables

    Two Biedermeiser wooden tables coated with lamellae from minerals and rocks.
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  • The making of the insect collection

    The making of the insect collection shows different methods of insect collecting in nature and laboratory work.
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