The mysterious world of moths - Museum Night at the University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden

The University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden invites you to Museum Night. You can take part in exciting activities.

This year's Museum Night theme - There's Movement in the Night - is inspired by the Year of Movement, which focuses on healthy lifestyles and physical activity. In addition to the sporting activity that first springs to mind, movement is also about travelling, reaching out, and developing. On a museum night, the mysterious movement also makes the exhibition hall move.

At the University of Tartu Natural History Museum you can visit the permanent exhibition "Earth. Life. Story", take part in Liina Lember's installation of moths, pet Madagascar hissing worms, look at migratory rocks and minerals, and test your knowledge in a search game. At 19:00 and 20:00, you can join designer Liina Lember for a moth workshop called "The Garden of Feelings", where you can learn about the colours and senses of moths. This is an experimental workshop on the themes of moths, plants and (artificial) light. For example, we will answer how moths find suitable plants in the dark. Pre-register at or call 737 6076.

At the University of Tartu Botanical Garden, you can travel to the tropics, wander through the greenery of greenhouses, and look for ceramic artworks among the plants. The exhibition "Ex terra. Hortus luteus" opens up the world of ceramics, with sculptural objects and sculptures made using wood-firing techniques. During the evening there will be a creative workshop in the classroom, where you can make fun and creative cards from dried plants. It's also worth putting your knowledge to the test in a search and find game. The Botanical Garden's open area is also open for a night walk.

The Museum Night will take place on Saturday 20 May. Visitors are welcome to the University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden from 18-22. Admission €1.

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