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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Do you feel attracted by northern forests? If so, your place is Pilke...

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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Nice little museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Andreea A
Timisoara, Romania
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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56 reviews
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

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.

Thank Andreea A
Helsinki, Finland
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 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.

Thank GHWrede
Vievis, Lithuania
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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!

1 Thank Augis Z
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
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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

1 Thank mosquito82
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9 reviews
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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.

Thank Phyllis T
Gothenburg, Sweden
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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!

Thank Anna S
Turku, Finland
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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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74 reviews
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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.

Thank Xinyu Z

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