Vasaparken is home to one of Uppsala’s most exciting playgrounds, and the nearby Biotopia museum makes it unmissable for all nature lovers with inquiring minds.
Vasaparken is an experimental park with spaces for learning, playing and relaxed meetings with friends. There is a new pond near the café’s outdoor seating area, plus an outdoor classroom and planting that attracts animals, birds and insects.
Vasaparken was laid out in 1911 to show plants from the various parts of Sweden. The park was divided into three sections representing Götaland, Svealand and Norrland, the three “lands” of Sweden. Today, there is an exciting playground in the park, plus the biological museum Biotopia. The museum houses a variety of exhibits on animals and nature, while creativity finds an outlet in workshops on nest boxes, animal droppings, etc.
Discover the wildlife of Uppland. Search for creepy-crawlies and fossils or discover the secret life of plants. Visit the diorama exhibits. Get information about nature reserves and other places of interest in Uppland.
Biotopia frequently organises events in the park: in winter, a snow sculpture exhibition; in summer, bird-ringing sessions and colourful nest boxes in the trees. The playground is always busy with children. Many preschools visit every day, and the most fun is to be had playing on “Klätterlinden” (a climbing tree). In Biotopia’s old entrance there is a café serving light lunches.
Regular Museum Opening Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 09.00 – 17.00
Saturday – Sunday: 11.00 – 17.00
Please book group visits in advance. See ‘Groups’ heading below.
See website for special opening hours.
The exhibits and café are accessible to wheelchair users. There is a handicap-accessible washroom located by the entrance as well as one on the lower level near the café.
How to find us
Biotopia is located at Vasagatan 4, Uppsala, adjacent to Ekonomikum and Katedralskolan. Find us on a map
Parking can be found at Ekonomikum Kyrkogårdsgatan10, along Vasagatan, Rektorsgatan or Börjegatan.
Several city bus routes and regional bus routes stops at Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan and Luthagsesplanaden. Check the UL website for details.
UL: Uppland’s Public Transport