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Pilke Science Centre

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Address: Ounasjoentie 6, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (0)205 64 7820
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Great for children, fair for adults

My adult daughter and I visited this museum and enjoyed it, but there are some great interactive exhbits that kids would really enjoy. We liked the carbon exhibits and forestrly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
dct555
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Singapore, Singapore
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108 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, the only highlight of this visit was for the kids to hop on a gigantic tree-cutting machine. They were rather underwhelmed by other aspects of the museum. For the parents, activities such as simulated reindeer shooting and deforestation, whilst entirely respectable parts of the local culture, where somewhat less pleasing to see. Easy to skip and focus instead on... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My adult daughter and I visited this museum and enjoyed it, but there are some great interactive exhbits that kids would really enjoy. We liked the carbon exhibits and forestrly history. We had one day and added it on to the Arkitum museum which was really our favorite. Both had cute gift shops with authentic gifts we didn't see elswhere.

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is an interactive science centre, meaning that you have to solve puzzles and take active part in different little games. In the process you find a lot of interesting info about Finnish Forests, as well as see what diverse range of products is made out of wood. This is not a coincidence, as the house of Pilke Centre is... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The museum is small, but it has many interactive displays. I think it would be more fun for children, but we enjoyed it as well. It took us less than an hour to see all the displays and play with some of the interactive ones.

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1 Thank Andreea A
Helsinki, Finland
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

A very sympathetic centre giving also hands on information on forests and forestry in Finland. (also suitable for schools and children by the way) the house in it self is architecturally interesting and facts presented well. Shows the diversity and diversified use of the forests. We had an excellent guide to the house and the exhibition.

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1 Thank GHWrede
Vievis, Lithuania
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If I was a child -I have not pulled out!)) Where everything revolves, turns, shoots and expects that you will start to press and mechanisms! Modern Science Center and unusual! I have yet fallen at least once!

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2 Thank Augis Z
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went there very early, which almost no one except hubby and me. very interactive museum, not very big. But very fun, I believe kids will have lots to play with

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2 Thank mosquito82
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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1 Thank Phyllis T
Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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1 Thank Anna S
Turku, Finland
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183 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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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