Looking for Something to Make You Smile? Denmark Announces First-Ever ‘Happiness Museum’

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What does true happiness look like to you? Maybe it’s a litter of adorable, little puppies; Maybe it’s a world with unlimited chocolate sundaes; Still figuring it out? Don’t worry, a new museum in Denmark is dedicated to helping you find out.

Puppies, Happiness
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Yes, you heard us right, folks. Meet the first-ever ‘Happiness Museum,’ an exhibit literally dedicated to putting a smile on your face. Or, as CEO Meik Wiking put it, a “place where people can experience happiness from different perspectives.”

Sounds almost too good to be true, no? Here’s what you need to know…

Sign, Happiness
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It all traces back to the Happiness Research Institute; Yes, a place like that really does exist; No, it’s not “a room full of puppies or ice cream… just eight people sitting in front of computers looking at data,” as Wiking put it. So, what did they do?

Ross Geller, Happiness
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According to their mission statement, they wanted “to inform decision-makers of the causes and effects of human happiness,” while also “improving [the] overall quality of life for citizens across the world.” Sure enough, that’s exactly what they did, come July 14, 2020, when they finally opened the heavenly exhibit.

Lights, Happiness
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Well, now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to the good stuff. You know, like what exactly can you find in the 2,585 square-foot retreat? For starters, you won’t be finding any rainbows, butterflies, or cuddly, little puppies. Sorry.

Happiness
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Instead, the attraction is stacked with interactive insights, like how, exactly, your country measures up on the happiness scale. You’ll also find hands-on exhibits like ‘The Happiness Lab,’ which is just as mesmerizing as it sounds.

Map, Happiness
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“There might not be a lot of guests these days, but the world does need a little bit more happiness,” as Meik Wiking put it. Safe to say, we couldn’t agree more, Meik…