23. NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand, Madagascar and New Caledonia are the oldest islands in the world (c. 80 mill. years), and all have a unique selection of animals, birds and plants.

Cushion forget-me-not (Mysosotis cf. pulvinaris) - ein minneblom/forglemmegei

New Zealand, Madagascar and New Caledonia are the oldest islands in the world (c. 80 mill. years), and all have a unique selection of animals, birds and plants. The mountain formation in New Zealand is, on the other hand, relative young, and so are the mountain plants. However, they are primarily derived from the older lowland flora belonging to the Antarctic floristic kingdom. Thus they appear exotic to us, such as the genus Acaena (known by its Maori name bidi-bidi) with its hooked dry nutlets, and the umbellifer Aciphylla (Spaniard grass) with its stout, spiny leaves. New Zealand was isolated before the mammals became important on Earth, and does not even have marsupials such as Australia. Giant birds were instead grazers. Now all of these have gone extinct, however, the plants’ spiny defensive leaves do still exist. 

Some northern plants have spread southwards through long-distance dispersal, and there are several species of gentians (Chionogentias) and forget-me-nots (Myosotis). The white cushion forget-me-not (M. cf. pulvinaris) is an excellent plant with us. However, there are no large, flying insects with colour vision in New Zealand. Thus these blue-flowering genera have lost their colours, and the species which have evolved in New Zealand are instead mostly white.

Norsk flagg   The flag of United Kingdom   Die deutsche Flagge     Le Pavillon français   La bandera española

Opening hours and prices

The Arctic University Museum is closed

As a preventive measure against further spread of the coronavirus, all exhibitions will be closed until further notice. In addition, all events until April 19th are cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

1.6. - 31.8.:
09.00-18.00

1.9.- 31.5.:
Mon - Fri 10.00 - 16.30
Saturday 12.00 - 15.00
Sunday 11.00 - 16.00

Open every day, except for 1. and 17.5., 24. and 25.12.

Opening hours during Christmas 2019

Visiting adress:
Lars Thørings veg 10
Phone: +47 776 45 000
e-mail:  
postmottak@tmu.uit.no

Ticket prices:

Adults: 70 NOK
Children (7-18)/Students/seniors: 35 NOK
Children under 7 years: free
Family ticket (2 adults + children): 140 NOK
Groups (minimum 10 persons): 50 NOK pr person

Combination ticket Tromsø Museum/Polarmuseet/MS Polstjerna:   100/50/200 NOK
Students and employees, UiT: Free

The Polar Museum is closed

As a preventive measure against further spread of the coronavirus, all exhibitions will be closed until further notice. In addition, all events until April 19th are cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Opening hours
1.9–31.5:             11.00–17.00
1.6–31.8:             09.00–18.00

Open every day, except for 1 and 17 May.

 

Visiting address:
Søndre Tollbodgt 11

Phone: 77 62 33 60

E-mail:  postmaster@polarmuseum.no

Ticket prices:

Adults: 70 NOK
Children (7-18)/Students/seniors: 35 NOK
Children under 7 years: free
Family ticket (2 adults + children): 140 NOK
Groups (minimum 10 persons): 50 NOK pr person

Combination ticket Tromsø Museum/Polarmuseet/MS Polstjerna:   100/50/200 NOK
Students and employees, UiT: Free

THE SEALING VESSEL MS POLSTJERNA IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE.

 

Visiting adress:
Hjalmar Johansens gate 10 (by Polaria)
Phone: 77 62 33 60
E-mail:  
postmaster@polarmuseum.no

Accessibility:
Please observe that the stairs inside the ship are very steep. Visitors not comfortable with climbing ladders are advices to stay on the main deck. Regrettably, wheelchairs can not get onboard the vessel. Due to some high thresholds and dim lighting in parts of the ship, we recommend visitors with vision impairments to be accompanied.

Ticket prices for MS Polstjerna

Adults: 40 NOK
Children (7-18)/students/seniors: 20 NOK
Children under 7 years: free
Family ticket (2 adults + children): 80 NOK

Groups over 10 persons: 30 NOK pr person


Combination ticket MV Polstjerna/Tromsø Museum/Polarmuseet: 80/40/160 NOK

Combination ticket MV Polstjerna/Polaria:
- Adults: 115 NOK
- Children: 60 NOK
- Students: 75 NOK
- Seniors: 90 NOK

 

The Botanical Garden is open 24/7.

(The Botanical Garden has only outdoor displays.)

The cafe in Botanical garden

Summertime (1.6. - 31.8.)
Every day: 11.30-15.30


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