Tucked away on the fifth and six floors of the inauspicious Universitetsparken building you’ll find the Zoological Museum. A favorite amongst Danish school children with its replica models of the woolly mammoth and whole blue whale skeletons, the museum chronicles the history and development of animal life through a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions. It’s latest exhibition investigates the development of the feather as a result of recent new fossil discoveries in China demonstrating that it predated bird-life.
A blast to the ’60s past, the permanent exhibits and dioramas have been left unaltered since their creation forty years ago. With a retro color scheme and futuristic use of shape and pattern, they are so outdated that they’ve become fashionable again, contrasting vividly with contemporary Danish minimalism and its subdued color schemes. Design conscious people will have a field day in this museum, that takes you on a voyage through the history of the animal kingdom in a time-capsule of ’60s Scandinavia.