For the fourth consecutive summer, the Grow the City exhibition is opening at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. The theme is "Children need nature in the city.”
Try walking on the Barefoot Path! Watch the insects check into the hotel, and gain insight into the important role that nature plays in cities. On June 26, the Swedish Museum of Natural History’s popular exhibition, Grow the City, will open once again in the museum’s courtyard. This summer, visitors large and small will have the opportunity to explore nature in the city.
In the museum's green inner courtyard, you can enjoy the urban farm and be inspired to start your own. This year, there are five new stations where visitors can explore nature in the city.
Activities in the Green Corner
Take a quiz walk, roll flowerpots, fold seed bags, and look for insects.
When: Mon-Sun, 12:00-16:00 (6/26-8/13).
Come explore nature with our expedition leader and hunt for bugs,
trees and birds, both on the museum grounds and on the adjacent wooded hillside.
When: Tues-Thur, 12:00 and 14:00 (6/27-8/10) Read more about the Mini Expeditions in the Events Calendar (in Swedish).
Meet an urban farming expert
Urban farming expert Ulrika Flodin Furås will be on hand two days each week. Come and get farming tips as well as inspiration! Further information in the Events Calendar (in Swedish).
Who is Ulrika Flodin Furås?
Ulrika Flodin Furås is a highly experienced urban farmer. She also design various types of urban farms - from balconies to new community farm allotments. Personally, when farming she enjoys collaborating with others. She primarily grows edible plants, but also lots of flowers - preferably those that benefit biodiversity. Ulrika is also a gardening journalist, author, and photographer.
Check out our special tips for families with children!
The exhibition opens on Monday, June 26th and is open until August 13th.
You’re very welcome to visit!