The Botanical Garden cultivates around 7 000 species on eight hectares of land in central Lund. The Garden operates a wide variety of activities in the areas of botany, horticulture, plant preservation and environmental awareness, partly for the University’s teaching and research, but also for preschools, schools, the public and public authorities. The Garden attracts more than 500?000 visitors annually.
The Historical Museum at Lund University was founded in 1805 and is Sweden’s second largest archaeological museum. The museum’s collections include Kilian Stobaeus’s curio cabinet from the 18th century, many finds from the excavations of the Iron Age town of Upp?kra and numerous Stone, Bronze and Iron Age finds from Sk?ne.
At Skissernas Museum Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art you find?exhibitions of sketches, preparatory studies and models for public art. The aim is to expose the creative process, the “artwork’s birth”, as museum founder Ragnar Josephson put it. Today, the museum increasingly focuses on highlighting the different aspects of public art and its development.
Odeum is Lund University’s central music centre for music making, concerts and lectures. Odeum is led by the University Director of Music and is the home of the Lund University Academic Orchestra, the Lund Academic Choir, Palaestra Vocal Ensemble and the Lund Academic Wind Ensemble. Odeum also provides teaching in association with the Academy of Music in Malm? and the Division of Musicology. The main focus is on conducting, with teaching offered at both undergraduate and Master’s levels.
Read more on the Odeum website (in Swedish)
On weekdays, school classes and other groups come to try out various experiments with a focus on science and engineering. In the experiment hall, you can get inside a giant soap bubble, test different sounds, or shoot protons and tickle electrons.
At weekends and during school holidays, Vattenhallen is open to the public. There are shows and visitors also have the opportunity to do experiments and try various construction kits.
Vattenhallen also helps organise different events, lectures and children’s parties.
The Faculty of Science planetarium first opened in 1978 in Stadsparken in Lund. The planetarium was reopened in the spring of 2010?at Vattenhallen Science Center. In the summer of?2012, new digital equipment was installed that gives the visitor a sense of flying out into the Universe and visiting planets and galaxies.
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