In the Wake of the Vikings
This special exhibition at The Viking Ship Museum appeals to the craftsman, the sailor, the historian, and the archaeologist of the family. Find out about how the five Skuldelev ships have proven crucial for maritime archaeology and led to experiments with reconstruction and sailing. Foodies can head straight to the museum restaurant for New Nordic Viking cuisine.
Summer of Science
Steam engines, vintage cars, and a pewter workshop. Explore all things science this summer, when the Danish Museum of Science and Technology goes that extra mile with a host of activities for kids in all ages, such as a mini train scuttling outside the museum. As always, you can play pilot in a jet fighter, watch a hot air balloon ascend, land an airplane in the flight stimulator, or change the battery of an electric car.
The Life Aquatic
Den Blå Planet - National Aquarium Denmark is not only Northern Europe’s largest aquarium. It is also a swirling, architectural landmark, inspired by the circulating currents of the whirlpool. With thousands of aquatic creatures to experience, a coral reef, butterflies flying freely in the Amazonas, and daily feedings and activities, the aquarium is intriguing for curious minds of all ages. During summer, the aquarium hosts a Blue Monday Jazz concert at 7 pm.
King’s Garden, or Rosenborg Castle Gardens, is a 12-hectare Renaissance park in the heart of Copenhagen. It used to be King Christian IV’s private garden, and was at the time compared to the Tuileries Gardens in Paris. In the middle of the landscaped park, you’ll find a playground with fairytale-like rides. A café serves ice cream and other treats, and the many benches are great spots for reading a book while the children play.
Denise Rose Hansen