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Pilke Science Centre

Ounasjoentie 6, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 (0)205 64 7820
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Ranked #7 of 22 Attractions in Rovaniemi
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

A fun way to learn about forests and how Finns relate to them. Reserve at least 90 min for a visit. Try the various simulations. Ask for a combination ticket with Arktikum and/or Korundi.

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
27 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Located next to Artikum Modern and informative even more so if visit with children Worthwhile to spend an hour of your time

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Warszawa, Polska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Located just right aside Arktikum, so combine ticket with this attraction. This is science center connected to the forests and lumber industry. The center is created for teaching purposes, but it is worth to visit. It is much easier for finnish and english speaking people because of descriptions are in those languages. And since they are e.g. tree species names,... More

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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149 reviews 149 reviews
97 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

During our visit there were many kids here. Here they can learn about forest, technology and play games. Although we felt awkward between kids but we enjoyed our short visit.

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Eugene
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

My three and five year old loved this place. We spent hours playing and learning. The gift shop is very nice. Plan on few hours and let the kids just have fun. And you end up finding out a lot abou some interesting things too.

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New York State
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I liked Pilke both because the "games" it offered were innovative and creative, but also because the building is beautiful and I was part of a tour. It was well lit with daylight, practical, and well laid out.

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