Past event
From Dec 13 until 2022 to Nov 5 2023

In the Vortex of Change

Large natural history exhibition
In cooperation with the Slovenian Museum of Natural History

If the history of Earth were charted on a 24-hour clock, mankind would come into existence in the last seven seconds

The exhibition highlights the important principles of nature and the fact that everything in our world is changing. Earth has been changing since the planet formed, and over a history spanning billions of years life on Earth has undergone evolutionary change. On every level, we are witnessing changes occurring between birth and death, the seasons, day and night, between ebb and flow. Living environments are also changing. Massive and alarming changes in nature have recently been caused by mankind. Human over-exploitation of natural resources and pollution have led to global climate change, species are becoming extinct at a significantly faster rate than ever before in the history of life on Earth.

The exhibition In the Vortex of Change takes us through the evolution of Earth and life on our planet, providing an up-close look at the major types of natural environments (mountains, the sea, rivers, forests, the subterranean world, meadows), as well as surprising and unusual changes, changes often hidden from view but occurring constantly in nature. The show offers an opportunity to discover, explore and marvel at the mysteries of nature, as well as to reflect on and find answers to various questions. Perhaps the most difficult of these questions is whether mankind will have the wisdom of foresight to stop the destruction of nature and ensure sustainable development for posterity. And how each one of us can play our part in saving the Earth.

As the last sighting of European hamster (Cricaetus cricaetus) in Slovenia was reported over two decades ago, this species is presumed to have become extinct in our geographical area.

Due to climate and forest change, the species range of one of Slovenia’s largest birds, the western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), has decreased drastically.


Regular ticket prices

Adult ticket: EUR 6 and 4* (*for visitors aged under 25 and 65+)
Children under 4: free admission
Family ticket: EUR 13 (max two adults and children aged under 15)
Children's workshops: admission + surcharge EUR 3 

Public guided tour: admission fee, no surcharge for guided tour
Tour with commentary: admission fee + EUR 2 (guided tour surcharge)

School visits (10 or more persons): 
Admission: EUR 3/person
Guided tour: admission + EUR 20 (surcharge for the tour)
Guided tour with workshop: 6 EUR/person

Adult groups (10 or more persons):
Guided tour: admission + EUR 25 (surcharge for the tour)

Monograph: EUR 20 

Tickets for the In the Vortex of Change exhibition are available at a 20% discount when presenting a ticket for the Slovenian Museum of Natural History.  

Group bookings:

The CD Gallery is open daily from 10.00 to 20.00, Thursdays until 21.00.
Public guided tours: Thursdays at 18.00 (in Slovenian; in English available by prior arrangement)
Tickets are available at the entrance to the CD Gallery (entrance from Prešernova Street, the Council of Europe Park)

Z vstopnico za delavnico iz cikla SPREMINJANJA (Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije) znižana cena za vstop na razstavo V vrtincu sprememb (Cankarjev dom)

Ob razstavi V vrtincu sprememb Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije pripravlja cikel sobotnih delavnic za otroke SPREMINJANJA. Z vstopnico za delavnico iz cikla SPREMINJANJA tisti dan vstop na razstavo V vrtincu sprememb v Galeriji Cankarjevega doma po znižani ceni 3 EUR.   

In the Vortex of Change

From Dec 13 until 2022 to Nov 5 2023
Show more

The reduced admission fee for the CD Gallery exhibitions (marked with the asterisk*) applies to visitors aged under 25 and over 65, retirees and disabled persons. Free admission: pre-school children, accompanying persons of persons with disabilities, tou



The Card of Cankarjev dom 

© Cankarjev dom

Cookies   Production: ENKI