One place to see on Djurgården is Aquaria, a modest aquatic museum with lots of fishy exhibits. After you enter, you are treated to a series of different "environments," from the "Rainforest" to the "Mangrove" to the "Ocean," to the "Coral Reef," to the "Sewer" (?!) to the "Fish Ladder." In other words, you're led through a series of rooms, each with a different set of sea creatures. I was underwhelmed, but some kids might find it interesting. On the positive side, the museum has a nice cafe, and an outdoor deck and fish ladder featuring spectacular views.
Admission is SEK 90 for adults, SEK 50 for children 6-15 years of age, and SEK 25 for children 3-6 years of age. Holders of the Stockholm Card and Stockholm a la Carte get one-time free admission. If you have kids and hold one of these cards, this place is worth a quick look.
The Aquaria water Museum of Stockholm is a quite small museum but still very friendly if you go there either by yourself, friends or family. Opening hours Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4.30pm
Monday closed. Learn about nordic waters, visit the rainforest and Tropical sea. Souvenir Shop as well and café.
Discover the Amazon with giant catfish, stingrays and arowanas. Night falls and a powerful thunderstorm breaks loose. In the morning mist, take the rope bridge over the river where piranhas lurk...
Once out of the rainforest, you can study the river-life from below.
Visit the sharks in the sea aquarium by crawling through the glass tunnel, and experience marine life close up, with starfish, corals, anenomes.
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I always like to visit aquarium, so naturally I had too see the one in Stockholm aswell. It's not very big, but still has some tanks with interesting fish.
One section is dedicated to the underwaterlife in rivers of the the tropical rainforest regions, another to the colourful fish of the coral reefs and of course one features the local waters.
There's a nice cafeteria here aswell with great views.
The aquarium is open daily from June 15th-August 15th from 10am to 6pm and Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4.30pm for the rest of the year.
Admission is 70 SEK.
It is a small museum but it contains a lot of types of enviroments such as a living rain forrest, a mangrove swamp, a coral reef and various type of fish. It also has a cafe with delicious sweets.
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4.30pm. Mondays closed
This aquarium is very close to Vasaa Ship. it's easy to find, just walk and follow the signs to it from Vasaa.
This picture is at the entrance of a designed Rain Forest.
If anyone here has been to the Biodome in Montreal, the entrance has that humid feel to it. Just a miniature version.
The catfish is huge. It's a quick 30 minute peek at various, well present marine life.
I like marine life and if you do, you'll enjoy this place.
Hours: Daily 10:00-18:00 (Summer); 10:00-16:30 (Rest of Year)
Out on the island Djurgården you'll find the Aquarium. A house full of fishes, sharks and sea plants. It starts with the rain forest, including pirayas and stingrays, and then goes on to the place which I liked the most; the shark acquarium. No huge sharks, but still it's something impressing about sharks, no matter how big or small they are.
There were also some really big fishes, like the catfishes. Looked actually really scary, and definately not an animal I would like to meet when I'm out swimming...
Since I've this strange interest for sharks, I got another chance to see more of them this week, when we went to Gothenburg and then "Universeum". If you have the chance to go there instead I advice you to do so. To compare Aquaria in Stockholm with Universeum is like to compare the sun with the earth...
But also Aquria is nice, no doubt about that.
Open daily 10-18 in the summer (15 june-15 august) and 10-16.30 tuesday-sunday the other months of the year.
The entrance fee is 70 SEK for adults. Free entrance if you have the Stockholm Card (definately recommended if you'll visit museums and other sights in Stockholm!)
The Aquaria was an interesting stop. All types of creatures that inhabit the waters and oceans may be seen. If my memory is correct, I don't recall there being any admission cost... very worth taking the time to visit.
If you're travelling with kids, or even if you're interested in marine biology, plants and organisms that live in the sea, this is a very interesting museum to visit. It is situated right over a lake, in the appropriatre habitat for what it is.
When you first walk in it looks like a rainforest as you walk over a crickety bridge and you see all these interesting fish swimming around in the water below. It then gets dark and starts to rain. (But dont worry, you don't get wet.) You'll come to aquariums that have sharks, aquatic fish, coral reef, At the end there is a well put together film describing the museum and the different species there. It's in Swedish with Englsih subtitles.
They have a restaurant in a terrace with a lovely giftshop. There is a veranda where you can go outside to where the water is. I'm really glad I went here because I'm interested in this sort of thing myself, and I'm sure you'll be too.
The whole aquarium area is divided into several zones. First you enter South American rain forest and you wander along narrow paths and hanging bridges admiring the flora and fauna of the region. Then there is a shark aquarium and if you get into a glass tunnel you may experience a very close encounter with this creature. Then you should stop for a while to admire the magnificent coral reef - a real masterpiece created by nature. Next after some steps you will be in a different world of Nordic mountains with salmon rapids. Some fish, f.e. trouts are free to swim into the sea, but they come back to aquarium every year to spawn. If you have some spare time you can watch an interesting film on animals living in the aquarium.
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