Important information for visitors: For all guided tours, please call +370 615 20688 from 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday.
| 1 October – 30 April
Tue – Sat
1 May – 30 September
Mon – Sun
|Adults – 2,40 Eur|
Reduced price ticket* – 1,20 Eur
|Groups of 1-9 people ** – 24,00 Eur|
*Reduced price ticket:
- Full-time secondary school students of the Republic of Lithuania and other countries, the Republic of Lithuania conservatories pupils, the Republic of Lithuania National Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis arts school pupils;
- The Republic of Lithuania high school pupils and other European Union Member States who are studying full-time in the European Union Member States high schools, as well as full-time professional training institution pupils;
- The Republic of Lithuania permanent compulsory soldiers doing military service, volunteer soldiers;
- The Republic of Lithuania and other countrie persons who have reached the state of social security retirement (80 years);
- The Republic of Lithuania 1939-1990 year occupation victims – political prisoners and exiles, former ghettos, concentration or other types of forced labor camps;
- The Republic of Lithuanian independence defenders, victims of 1991. 11-13 January. and afterward aggression of the USSR;
- The Republic of Lithuania resistance fighters against the 1940-1990 year occupations – military volunteers and freedom fighters.
**Group fee (1-9 category) is applicable in cases where users register a group (10 or more), but arrives below (less than 10) the estimated visitor number. No group fee is applied if the museum has published individual visitor times.
The museum‘s observation tower gives you a panoramic view of the forests and lakes of Aukštaitija region. During the tour, you will be accompanied by a guide who will tell you about the area and its main visible objects. Here you‘ll get a bird‘s-eye view of the museum’s stone monument, The Sun in Lithuania, which is a 30 metre-wide stone circle with eight rays. The largest boulders in this composition were brought from all over Lithuania. The stone rays indicate the four cardinal points as well as the sunrise and sunset directions on equinoxes and solstices in Lithuania. Encircling this stone Sun are models of the solar system planets. The project is still in progress.
The Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology is a unique architectural structure located in Lithuania‘s largest regional park, Labanoras. With woods occupying more than 80 percent of its territory, this wilderness area is home to a wide variety of animals, including elks, wolves and lynx. Here, lucky visitors can hear the calls of some rare Lithuanian bird species, such as the endangered pygmy owl or the spotted crake. On the banks of nearby lakes, one can come across the Water Lobelia (Lobelia dortmanna), a rare plant in all of Europe, as well as the endangered Slender Green Feather-Moss (Hamatocaulis vernicosus).
The hilly landscape of woods is dotted with lakes. There are a total of 285 lakes in the area, embedded between hills of varying size, and you‘ll be able to see six of them from the 30-metre-high observation tower. Weather permitting, the higher hills surrounding Lake Tauragnai in the Aukštaitija National Park can also be seen in the distance, as well as the church towers of Molėtai and Alanta towns. Binoculars are advised.
After absorbing the splendid views, don‘t miss the composition of ornamental plants created by the museum‘s artist, Marija Kakarienė, in the museum garden, which provides a serene setting for sharing your impressions.
The observation tower operates during the daytime only. Registration online or by phone (+370 615 20688) is required for either individuals or groups. The observation tower is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs via a parking bay near the lifts.