Skansen

A new Children's Zoo

Press Release  •  Feb 23, 2012 07:05 GMT

The Children’s Zoo – Lill-Skansen – has been the children's favourite since 1955. A brand new Lill-Skansen opens on March 31 2012. It will be a place where children can get to know, and learn about, animals and nature all year round.

-Thanks to a sponsorship agreement between Skansen and Stockholm's Consumer Association, we can finally give the animals and our visitors larger and more modern facilities, John Brattmyhr, managing director, says. Since 1955, millions of visitors have enjoyed Lill-Skansen  - but only in the summer. The new Lill-Skansen, will be open throughout the year.

Here, children of all ages can learn more about animals and how to take care of their pets. In the main area there´s an indoor arena that encourages play and laughter. Children will be able to meet guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, small goats and many more animals. There will also be a classroom where school classes can take part in new and exciting activities.
Outside the children will find pat corners, and outdoor stage for children’s theater. Around the Lill-Skansen area there will be further focus on other children’s activities such as children’s theater and extra programs for children of all ages.

The new children´s zoo is made up of four separate buildings on the grounds that cover 5.400 sq metres. The main building covers 1.100 sq metres and contains the big hall with animal enclosures and a lot to explore. Next to it is the shop and classroom. The mini pigs and the small african goats share a stable, and then there´s a separate building for storing and preparing food etc. The buildings are unique, made of solid wood and fitted into it´s surroundings with great care to form a harmonious part of the open air museum Skansen.

The new children´s zoo opens for the public on Saturday March 31.

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