Science Centre Pilke
Science Centre Pilke
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09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
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Do you feel attracted by northern forests? If so, your place is Pilke in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland near the Arctic Circle. The exhibition of the science center will take you for an exploration of current forest issues, while the Pilke Shop offers forest products to all senses.
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1-2 hours
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lindakatarina
Brussels, Belgium198 contributions
Family
I felt like information was mainly in Finnish which was frustrating. There were a few cool areas in the museum that we enjoyed, but I wouldn’t go back.
Written 8 August 2022
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rickypar
Genoa, Italy199 contributions
It's perfect for children. A new way to understand how manage woods and forests. Interactive experience for everyone
Written 27 March 2022
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Riddykin
Oulu, Finland83 contributions
Family
Firstly I have to say the centre is quite small. That surprised us at first. But when you enter the exhibition you realise the interactivness is the key to a great visit. Every little detail is well thought through. You get to experience the Northern forests with all senses! Our family had a great few hours touching, smelling, feeling and learning - also singing karaoke and getting lost in the woods. 😄 The staff here is super: do ask them for guidance. Also the Pilke shop is a good spot to scout for souvenirs.
Written 12 March 2022
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Felix G
9 contributions
Family
It was interesting but it looks like a lot of stuff focuses on wood and paper industry. Could be a bit of marketing to justify the needs for forest industry in Finland.

The experiments were partially interesting but lot of it had no common context. I was missing a bit the concept (or did not understand it). However, it was entertaining and educational which was the main reason for our visit.
Written 12 February 2022
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mick
Cricklade, UK8 contributions
Great interactive centre for children. We went here in November 2021 with 3 children from 5 to 7 and they loved it. Plenty of things to try including climbing on a large log and tree cutter as well as other interactive displays. Also a nice cafe where you can eat your own food and purchase drinks.
Written 1 December 2021
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Ann_traveller
Helsinki, Finland24 contributions
Family
Visited this place with 5 and 8 years old. We spend here almost 2h. Place was quit small but there are some interesting things for the kids and kids can experiment and freely touch every thing.
Written 22 October 2021
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Cliff M
3 contributions
Family
Pilke science center, fun, educational for kids, adults and families, won't get bored. Also next door Arktikum museum, also fun and educational for kids, adults and family.
Can get entry tickets for 3 attractions at a reasonable price and visit as many times as you like for 7 days.
Written 12 October 2021
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Dara
6 contributions
Family
We visited the place on 1 of September and were along there! The kids are liked very much and we also were excited. We took the family ticked including Arktika museum which is must!!!
Written 1 September 2021
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Paola E
Helsinki, Finland93 contributions
Family
We loved this museum. Yes, it’s small but not lacking things to do. We spent over 2 hours there and had to drag the kids away (ages 5 and 7) because they could have easily filled another hour.
I loved that the museum was interactive and clearly designed with children in mind (yet fun for adults too). For example the nearby Artikum is the opposite and the kids struggled there. In Pilke they had a lot to activities to do and they could touch whatever they wanted. We learned a lot about forests, sustainability, eco-friendly materials, Finnish nature. Both my kids gave it a 10/10.
If you have small kids this is definitely a place you wanna visit! Tickets are affordable and children under 7 enter for free.
Written 23 December 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland26,575 contributions
The wooden Pilke House is a combined office building of Metsähallitus and science center.

It is located on the banks of the river Ounasjoki next to the Arktikum museum. So it is easy to combine the visits.

Pilke gives information about forests and our relationship with them. There are many interactive things to try. Most of them are more for kids.
Written 13 December 2020
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Science Centre Pilke is open:
  • Tue - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00