Adjoining Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet is Cosmonova, a combined planetarium, IMAX and 3D theatre with themes ranging from mummies and dinosaurs to the deep sea and prehistoric sea monsters. Films are screened on the hour (check the latest schedules online), and reservations by phone are recommended. No admittance for children under five.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Stockholm attractions

1. Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet

A fantastic place to bring kids, the Natural History Museum has seen a lot of changes since Carl von Linné founded it in 1739. These days, everything is…

2. Bergianska Trädgården

0.38 MILES

This expansive botanical garden, bordering the university on one side and Brunnsviken lake on the other, is a wonderful oasis. Stroll the grounds learning…

3. Gustav III’s Paviljong

0.58 MILES

Gustav III’s Paviljong is a superb example of late neoclassical style; the furnishings and decor reflect King Gustav III’s interest in all things Roman…

4. Fjärilshuset-Haga Ocean

0.83 MILES

The steamy Fjärilshuset ('butterfly house') is a great choice for a cold-weather visit. It recreates a tropical environment, complete with free-flying…

5. Koppartälten

0.85 MILES

The exotic Koppartälten looks a bit like part of the circus that got left behind. It consists of three magical copper tents created by set designer Louis…

6. Hagaparken

0.99 MILES

Another of Stockholm's lovely green pleasure gardens (and a section of the expansive Royal National Park), Haga Park has a royal pedigree. Begun by King…

7. Stadsbiblioteket

1.54 MILES

The main city library is just north of the city centre. Designed by architect Erik Gunnar Asplund and sporting a curvaceous, technicolor reading room, it…

8. Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum

1.83 MILES

This ultramodern building houses an art gallery with interesting temporary exhibitions (recently a collection of August Strindberg's paintings, borrowed…