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Address: Ounasjoentie 6, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (0)205 64 7820
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Description: Do you feel attracted by northern forests? If so, your place is Pilke in...
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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Learn about Finland's forests and nature!

This place provides tourists with fun facts and information about the trees and forests in Finland. I love how the booths are mostly interactive. Great for spending an hour or 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Phyllis T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This place provides tourists with fun facts and information about the trees and forests in Finland. I love how the booths are mostly interactive. Great for spending an hour or 2 here.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A lot of information about forests, the origin of the materials. Pleased that all the exhibits you can touch, twist arms, sits behind the wheel of a car. I think it will be interesting not only for children. I really liked it !! Also, there is a souvenir shop!

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Turku, Finland
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37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This place is great for people who like to touch things. Basically everything is OK to touch and explore. They have some giant construction machines and a hunting simulator. Even the floor can be picked apart. It's not that big but it's still fun!

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Helsinki, Finland
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25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A nice place with children, there are many things to play with. For adults, there is not so much to see or do, but it's worth a visit, if you are going to Arktikum anyway. Even 30 minutes is enough, and the price isn't too much anyway. So even as an average sight, I still recommend going there while you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

lumberjack - still a dream for a man?! :) Lots of game and interactive setup link kids to forest, nature and balanced human life. Worthful for family with kids. Can purchase combined ticket with Arktikum museum (as they're door by door) so you can visit both of them.

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Porvoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lots of forest related activities that teach you different aspects of forestry. We had a great time and even 5 year old preferred this over overdose of Santa Claus :-)

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Lots of fun. Do not go with a tour company. It is fun to explore on your own and not be rushed as the tour companies tend to do.

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Ciudad Real, Spain
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It's a nice place, but really small and few exhibition. The teaching/learning purpose using interactive gadgets is ok, but you don't learn too much about the subject. The game to shoot the ducks is meaninless in my opinion, I think is a better place to visit if you're going with kids, it can be more entertaining for them.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The intent is there but its too hands on. I think it needs more videos. Some of hte hands on stuff does not work. Its a bit like a children's play ground.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Pilke museum was very interesting for me and helped me understand that Finland looks after its forests very well. There is a floor of the museum dedicated as an exhibition and there is lots to play with as well. I enjoyed the various exhibits which are presented in a very educational manner. The exhibition is very children friendly. It... More 

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