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Pilke Science Centre

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Address: Ounasjoentie 6, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
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+358 20 5647820
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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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Lot of doing in the exhibition for kids

Pilke offer good visiting place with kids, but also some interesting experiences for adults. Information and games about forests. Nice looking place in the huge wooden building

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 27, 2016
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Leppajarvi, Finland
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is located the the building next to the Arktikum. It is all about Forestry and the conservation of the forest. I find this museum interesting as it is learning through interactive activities. It is rather small, just one floor but we spent a good 2 hours in it going from station to station.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a 3 in 1 ticket including Artikum, culture house and Pilke. It is small but okay for kids. Spent around 1.5 hours there.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

I liked it and I am 30 and dont have kids. I spent a great 1-2 hours playing with stuff and learning new things.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

The cultivation and harvesting of wood. Much of the building is used for offices, the ground floor has the displays. Educational for children. The kids liked the tractor display.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

After the visit at the Arktikum, we decided to also visit this place which had been recommended at our hotel. The kids loved it as it is 100% interactive: basically they could touch/try everything. It is pretty much focused on local activities and environement topics. We spent about 2.5h there and kids did not want to go away! Very nice... More 

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Leppajarvi, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Pilke offer good visiting place with kids, but also some interesting experiences for adults. Information and games about forests. Nice looking place in the huge wooden building

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Thank fisupeksu
Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great architectural building. Inside, mostly for kids. Combi ticket with the Arktikum in the Culture Pass.

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Leiria, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

An amazing and important message of sustainability. All kids ( especially adults ) should go. Congrats

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is place to exercise your environmental creativity and learn about the paper industry and other scientifical experiments. Kids can play freely even in the giant bulldozer standing in the middle of the salon.

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Turku, Finland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

Since Pilke is an interactive science center, my expectations were quite high. However once you get there, it feels like it's directed more towards kids than adults. Also the space itself is not big at all, so you'll be done in no time. If you really are interested in knowing more about the forests of Finland though, Pilke gives some... More 

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