On Thursday, March 26th, the new Climate House will open in the Botanical Garden in Tøyen. There will be exhibitions and events with climate, environment, and sustainability as the theme.
Crown Prince Haakon, Minister of Higher Education Henrik Asheim (Høyre), Mayor Marianne Borgen (Socialistisk Venstreparti) and Rector Svein Stølen at UiO will all be present at the opening ceremony, according to Professor Tone Lindheim, director of the Natural History Museum.
“This is the first new building in the Botanical Garden in over a hundred years. It will be the first house of its kind in the Nordic region and the fourth climate house in the world,” she says.
The climate house will be 650 square meters in size and will contain both research-based exhibitions and an amphitheater with seating for 140 people. The main target group will be young people aged 14–16, and the Natural History Museum has entered into an agreement with Oslo Municipality about climate education.
Outside the house, a greenhouse designed for kindergarten children will also be designed.
“We want the house to be used by many different groups,” Lindheim tells NTB.
“We will also have an active audience program where we will, among other things, raise difficult debates and hold events with environment, climate and sustainability themes,” she says.
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