Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm

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#16 of 65 in Museums in Stockholm
Learn about the origins and development of the universe at Swedish Museum of Natural History. Founded in 1819 to advance the knowledge of the natural world, today the museum features an IMAX theatre showing 3-D movies and the largest planetarium in Sweden. Trace the biology and natural environment of human beings. Explore coniferous and deciduous forests, marshland, and agriculture landscapes and all the animals that make their homes there. Follow the discovery trail to study everything from minerals and meteorites to bear habitats and anthills. Put Swedish Museum of Natural History into our Stockholm planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Stockholm.
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  • Really nice museum with everything from dinosaurs to ants. The film was in the top of the Cosmonova. Clearly worth a visit. Free entry!
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  • Museum very well structured and organized, we especially love the dinosaur area and on Arctic animals. The Museum features reconstructions with very interesting scenarios to see. It also has a part on human evolution that not always you study. Like all Swedish museums, presents an interactive area where you spend time again. Is a structure suitable for large and small where you will pass an interesting afternoon. To get there you can use both the metro and the bus as it is very well connected. Not much publicized so keep an eye out.
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  • A very nice museum we visited many times. The children at 4 and 6 love it; Many different interesting exhibits about animals and nature. One can easily go here for a whole day. Great restaurant in the basement. But there are also places where you can eat your own food. For the first time, we took the kids at cosmonova. We saw a film about Africa's wildlife. The kids were totally sold and wanted to see more movies.
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  • Great place for children on a raining day. Fun for adults, too! Lots of interesting displays and interactive information points. Being able to roll the stroller around is a plus for those with small children, as are the many child friendly facilities. Very busy on weekends, though.
  • This was one of the most fun museums I've ever been to! A lot of interesting exhibitions about nature, animals, humans and planet Earth in general. Learn how human body works, see where and how birds travel, take a look at a whale skeleton, meet dinosaurs, even touch a real meteorite! And it's free! Just one thing: some exhibitions were in Swedish only, it would be nice if those were translated to English as well.
  • Went up there for a quick visit, then the museum just consumed my whole day! As every good museum of natural history should, there are mammoths, dinosaurs, and blue whales. In addition to that, they have a wonderful exhibition of the Swedish and Scandinavian wildlife, including the regional water creatures, as well as exhibitions about the human body, human evolution, and climate change. I had an amazing time and didn't even see all of it. The IMAX movie about the earth is nice but in my opinion not worth the SEK110, I suggest you enjoy the free entry to the rest of the museum.
  • Awesome time with the kids, 2 and 4 years old. Some exhibits were a tad dark though which meant the kids looked more at the bright white information screens, despite the fact that they can't read. Really nice staff as well.
  • The place is a must see for anyone who wants to know more about our planets history. The exebitions are very good and well displayed. They have managed to display everything in an interesting way. They even have the worlds biggest IMAX theatre! The only thing wrong here is once you've been here, you've seen it all. But other then that, it's perfect. A must see.

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