This year has certainly been an emotional rollercoaster with many ups and downs. If we are being honest though, there have been a lot more downs than ups. Luckily, our current emotional state won't last forever and we know just the place that can help turn your frown upside down: The Museum of Happiness in Copenhagen.
The Happiness Museum is all about the wonderful things in life. Denmark is often ranked as the happiest country in the world, so it is no wonder they would create an entire museum dedicated to happiness. The museum explores different aspects of happiness including how happiness is measured and how the Danish concept of hygge promotes happiness.
The museum was created by The Happiness Research Institute, an independent think tank that analyzes why some countries are happier than others through the exploration of quality of life, happiness, and well-being.
What's in the Museum?
Geography of Happiness - Finland and Paraguay are the happiest countries in the world. Discover how the US stacks up against these happy places.
The Politics of Happiness - learn how governments are dealing with the wellbeing and happiness of their citizens.
The Happiness Lab - a laboratory that tells visitors where happiness is found in the brain and how happiness changes with age.
The Anatomy of a Smile - learn how to spot a sincere smile from a false one and find out why laughter is so contagious.
The History of Happiness - understand how happiness has changed over 2,000 years.
Nordic Happiness - it rains, on average, 170 days a year in Denmark. Discover why Denmark (and other Scandinavian countries) are some of the happiest countries
The Future of Happiness - looking into the future, investigate if artificial intelligence will develop emotions or if technology will understand when we are happy.
Tips for Visiting the Museum
The museum recommends using your smartphone to take part in interactive experiences using the website https://www.menti.com/. Your answers will help to shape the museum. Most importantly - take your loved one with you - there is nothing better than sharing happy moments with the ones
Planning a trip to Copenhagen in 2021?