The Swedish Museum of Natural History is located next to the Stockholm University. The Museum building was built in 1916 by the architect Axel Anderberg. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences founded the Museum in 1819. Since the founding, it managed to collect ten million Museum exhibits. All the artifacts are arranged in a systematic way. Visitors can not only see, but also conduct scientific experiments. The Museum exhibits are stored in the form of environmental samples, DNA databases, statistics about the banding of birds, and many other materials.
The largest herbarium in the world is kept in the Museum of Natural History. In addition, in the exhibition halls, you can see 300 000 specimens of vertebrates, 550 000 of invertebrates and over 2 000 000 insects. There are very interesting paleontological collections of exhibits representing the remains of animal and vegetable fossils.
Visitors can learn about the life on Earth from its birth to the present day. They will see the dinosaurs that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. The Museum has an interesting exhibition dedicated to human evolution. At the exhibition "Smart man" you can learn how our internal organs operate, understand what drives our joints.
The exposition "Life in water" introduces the inhabitants of the oceans and other waterbodies, amazing and incredible properties of water. Here you can learn about meteorites and precious stones, about the factors that leads to climate change on the planet, about the inhabitants of the polar regions.
The Museum of Natural History is famous for the IMAX "Cosmonova" cinema. It can hold about 262 researchers at once, and the building has a dome with a diameter of 23 meters. In the cinema with 3D effects, you can carry on a fascinating journey through the vastness of space or the underwater world, through the rainforest, enjoying its rich flora and fauna, or visit a lot of unusual places, full of mysteries and dizzying stories.
The researchers of the Museum take an active part in various international projects.
II - VII: 10:00 - 18:00
Frescativägen 40, 114 18 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 519 540 00
59° 22′ 8″ N, 18° 3′ 13″ E
Adult price: Cosmonova: SEK 75 - 100
Children price: Cosmonova: SEK 35 - 50