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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Culture in Sweden

the children who come here is palpable as they run up to different items and start touching and getting close, looking at them.” Indeed, what the museum does best, according to one review, is targeting children without being childish. This hits the nail on the head, according to Testorf. Yet the exhibitions suit visitors of all ages, science novices as well as those with advanced knowledge of the subjects explored. And as everyone can learn something new and get something out of the displays, the whole family can enjoy them together – another important strength.

world like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Over 9,000 species live in this South American island, surrounded by myths and legends, and in this exclusive and dramatic film audiences visit fearless creatures in their own arena. The film will educate and inform while Cosmonova’s surround experience and 3D effects will leave you dazed and amazed. Nearly 250,000 people visit exotic environments and places through Cosmonova, Sweden’s largest dome cinema, each year. Surrounded by sounds and visuals on the 760 sqm big screen, visitors experience the world’s largest film format as well as the biggest 3D adventure in Sweden.

wide range of Swedish animals including arctic foxes, moose and seals, each display telling its own story. But that is far from it. A Souvenir For Life covers the horrors and risks of illegal hunting and trading of species under threat; Life in Water tells of habitats from the open sea, streams and under your own dock; Mission: Climate Earth discusses and presents experience and knowledge about the future climate and its consequences. This and much, much more to be experienced at the eminent museum. No matter who you are and what your specific interest is, there is something here to tickle your fancy. With stunning collections, fantastic research and amazing exhibitions, a visit to the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm is always worthwhile.

Head over to Galapagos for an unimaginable experience

A centre of knowledge like no other

Another new feature for this year is the epic 3D adventure Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland. This David Attenborough film explores the exciting and untouched Galapagos in the dome IMAX cinema Cosmonova. Surround yourself with visual delights and let Attenborough take you to a

The Swedish Museum of Natural History aims to educate and enhance people’s knowledge of natural life in order to inspire positive reasoning towards science and taking better care of our planet. Among the ten permanent exhibitions you’ll find Swedish Nature, showcasing a

Skull of T-rex. Photo: Staffan Waerndt

T-rex from the exhibition Fossils and Evolution. Photo: Simon Stålenhag

Pink iguana featured in the film Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland. Photo: Colossus Productions / nWave Pictures

Silur from the exhibition Fossils and Evolution. Photo: Annica Roos

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