The Louisana Museum of Modern Art is located 40 minutes outside of Copenhagen in beautiful seaside Humlebæk. Its setting on the shores of the Øresund Sound is stunning and the permanent collection of modern and contemporary art is among the most impressive in Europe.
We spent most of our time in the Children’s Wing, where our son tied on a paint-splattered smock for hands-on activities like clay molding, collaging, and creating his own acrylic masterpiece.
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Modern Art Outing with Kids near Copenhagen
If you're visiting Copenhagen, don't miss a visit to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. It's an easy 1/2 hour train ride from the city followed by about a 10 minute walk. Everything about our visit was excellent but a highlight is spending time in the sculpture garden which overlooks the Sound (and you can see the coast of Sweden in the distance).
This is a great outing with kids. The children's wing does a fantastic job of creating interesting ways for the kids to plug into modern art and the museum. On our visit there was a sculpture garden detective kit where kids had to seek out certain sculptures and examine different aspects and make some discoveries. Our kids loved it and it kept them engaged -- and it allowed me to leave them with my husband while I viewed the galleries in peace. There is also a great winding slide near the children's wing that they spent a lot of time on.
At the end of the day we got a bite to eat and and a glass of wine (for the adults) on the terrace overlooking the Calder sculpture garden and the Sound.
Don't miss the gift shop with lots of great modern design items to tempt you.
Now I am not a person who feels she needs to check out museums when I travel. As much as I love art, I rather use my time finding great food. That said, you would be remiss if you came to Denmark and did not visit this museum. Not only is the train ride there a lovely switch to being in the city, the actual building & grounds are art in themselves. Add an incredible permanent collection, plus a good dining room, it is an all-around lovely experience.