On Thursday 11 April, The Crown Princess attended the opening of the Baltic Sea Science Center at Skansen in Stockholm.
The day began with The Crown Princess being given a tour of the Baltic Sea Science Center. The Crown Princess was welcomed by Anna Björn, Unit Manager of Skansen's Zoological Department and Director of the Baltic Sea Science Center, who began with a tour of the centre's aquariums: the jetty aquarium, the schooling fish aquarium, the predatory fish aquarium, the cylinder aquarium and the habitat aquariums.
The Crown Princess then visited the Land and Sea exhibition, which shows how mankind and the sea affect and are dependent on each other.
The opening ceremony took place on the centre's terrace, and began with Manager of Skansen John Brattmyr welcoming the attendees. Björn Carlsson then spoke about the BalticSea2020 Foundation and his commitment to the Baltic Sea.
In her opening speech, The Crown Princess said:
"This knowledge centre focuses on the Baltic Sea, and on life beneath the surface of our unique inland sea. But essentially, it is just as much about us: Our history, our future and our responsibility for an environment that we are completely dependent on. And just as we are dependent on the Baltic Sea, so too is the Baltic Sea dependent on us."
The Crown Princess and Björn Carlsson then declared the centre open by opening the doors.
Find out more about the Baltic Sea Science Center here.