The central part of the exhibition, located in the building of a former hotel in the village of Predmeja, is the Forest Mysteries Exhibition of the Slovenian Museum of Natural History. By means of humorous caricatures the visitors have the opportunity to get to know the different types of forests as well as the importance of wooded areas.
Address: Predmeja 117, Predmeja, 5270 Ajdovščina
The greater part of the exhibition is dedicated to the main characters of the forest, namely the trees, the fungi and the animals. The exhibition presents some curiosities of the forest inhabitants and their lives as well as the relationship between the organisms living in the forest. The interactive presentations stimulate the visitors to explore the wonders of the forest, to test their knowledge as well as to critically think and to learn through experience. The visitors have also the opportunity to listen to the sounds of the forest. In this manner the visitors are motivated to grasp the main message of the exhibition with almost no effort.
To this end the villagers from Predmeja have set up a representation of a forest, where the visitors can view the known and the less known forest animals gathered in a forest environment. Exhibited are also the photographs presenting images and moments from the forest, that had been captured by the young forester Damjan Vidic and the hunter Tomaž Velikonja, both coming from the village of Predmeja.
The Forest Mysteries Exhibition was organized by the Predmeja Local Community in cooperation with the Slovenian Museum of the Natural History, the Municipality of Ajdovščina and the Rdeči Apolon Association.
In 2012 the exhibition offers a wide range of activities: professional guidance, classes and workshops for schools and kindergartens, Saturday workshops and seminars for wider public. We warmly welcome you to visit Predmeja and explore the mysteries of the forest.
The exhibition is available upon previous appointment with one of the following people:
Irena Kodele Krašna, +386 (0)40 560 955,
Damjan Vidic, +386 (0)5 3649 326 or +386 (0)31 644 386,
Božidar Vidic, +386 (0)5 3649 129 or +386 (0)31 754 562,
Izidor Peljhan, +386 (0)5 3649 370 or +386 (0)41 708 134,